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Ordinance 2011-05

ORDINANCE NO. 2011-05
AN ORDINANCE ADDING SECTION 7.24.03 AND 7.24.04 TO 7.24 OF
TITLE 7 OF THE JOHNSON MUNICIPAL CODE PROVIDING FOR
PUBLIC FIREWORKS DISPLAYS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS, That:
Effective with the passage of this Ordinance, Section 7.24.03 and 7.24.04 are added to
7.24 of Title 7 of the Johnson Municipal Code as follows: *>
"7.24.03 Public Display of Fireworks
A. Public displays of fireworks may be allowed upon the application and granting of
a public fireworks display permit by the Mayor or his designee subject to the following
conditions:
1. An applicant must possess a valid state fireworks permit and comply with all
applicable state and federal laws and regulations and requirements of NFPA
1123 to apply for a Johnson public fireworks display permit.
2. Public fireworks display permits may be issued for the following dates
pursuant to subsections B and C below, for the hours of 10:00 a.m. through
11:00 p.m. on July Ist, 2n\3rd, and 4th.
3. Public fireworks display permits may be issued as apart of any special event
permit issued by the City.
B. The fire chief or Mayor shall be authorized to declare an emergency and prohibit
all use of fireworks upon a determination that such use would create a fire hazard due to dry
conditions.
C. The fire chief or Mayor shall be authorized to approve an alternate date for any
permitted public display which is canceled due to adverse weather conditions.
D. City staff shall prepare such forms necessary to process requests for public
fireworks displays in accordance with this Section; the public fireworks display permit fee shall
be $500.00 with $200.00 of such fee being credited to the Johnson Police Department budget,
$200.00 of such fee being credited to the Johnson Fire Department budget and the balance
credited to the general fund.
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7.24.04 Penalty'.
Any violation of 7.24.03 shall, upon conviction, be a violation and shall be punishable by a fine
of not less than $100.00 nor more than $500.00 for each offense. Each violation shall be a
separate offense."
PASSED AND APPROVED this 13th day of September, 2011.
LONNIE BARRON, Mayor
ATTEST:
Rec order-Treasurer
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