Town of pines Fireworks Ordinance Number 2009-06-03 NOW THEREFORE Be it ordained by the Town Council of the Town of Pines, Porter County, Indiana that the following ordinance be effective immediately: Definition of Fireworks:The following applies to all Class B and consumer fireworks, as defined in I.C. 22-11-14 et seq. Section 1:Discharge Prohibited It is unlawful for any person to shoot off, release, otherwise discharge or cause to discharged, any fireworks within the limits of the Town of Pines, except as provided below. Exemptions: The following is permitted: a)Public fireworks displays where a permit is granted pursuant to I.C. 22-11-14-2 or 22-11-14-3.5; b)Fireworks displays as set forth by State law, including the hours between 1)5pm and 2 hours after sunset, from June 29 to July 3, and from July 5 to 9; 2)10 am to midnight on July 4; 3)10 am on December 31 to 1 am on January 1 c)Other dates as may be permitted by the Town Council by special request. Section 2:Nuisance Use or discharge of fireworks which causes serious annoyance or disturbance to a neighborhood or the residents therein by loud, frequent, or habitual noise is declared to be a nuisance.It is unlawful for any person to conduct such activities. Parental Responsibility: It shall be unlawful for the parent, guardian or other adult person having the care, custody and control of a minor under the age of 18 years to knowingly permit such minor to fire, shoot off, or discharge any fireworks within the limits of the Town of Pines. Liability for fire: Any person shall be liable for damage to person or property caused by the use or discharge of fireworks, and shall also be liable for costs of fire service by a responding fire department as defined in I.C. 22-11-14-1 or other emergency services necessitated by the use or discharge of fireworks. Penalties: Section 1:Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this section may be punished by a fine in an amount of up to $100.00 per occurrence. Section 2:Any person convicted of violating the provisions of Section 2 may be punished by a fine in an amount up to $700.00 A civil action to abate such nuisance may also be brought under the provisions of I.C. 32-30-6, and -7. Severability: It is not the intent or purpose of this subsection to conflict with or otherwise contravene the lawful sale or possession of fireworks in the State of Indiana. Ordinance Number 2009-06-03 is approved and adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Pines, Porter County, Indiana this 3rdday of June 2009.
______________________________________________________________ Cathi Murray, Council PresidentVanessa Sick, Council Vice-President
ATTEST:_______________________________________________________ Sandra L. Hall, Clerk-TreasurerVicki Kuzio, Council Member