Section 19.01 Purpose
This Ordinance is enacted under the authority of Sections 00.01.02.09 and 00.01.02.10 of the Town Charter for the purpose of promoting the public peace, safety, and welfare of the inhabitants of the Town by regulating the ignition of Fireworks in any shape or form within any portion of the Town of Veazie.
Section 19.02 Definitions
“Fireworks”, for the purpose of this ordinance, shall have the same definition as set forth in 8 M.R.S.A. § 211.
Section 19.03 Fireworks Prohibited
It shall be unlawful for any person to ignite or set off fireworks of any kind or description within the Town of Veazie. However, the foregoing prohibition shall not apply to an approved display provided that the requirements of Section 19.04 of the Ordinance are met.
Section 19.04 Fireworks Display
Fireworks displays may ignited or set off provided all of the following requirements are met:
A person must apply to and receive permission from the Veazie Town Council at least 30 days prior to the display date.
A person must possess and produce a valid permit issued by the State of Maine Fire Marshall’s office.
A person must show proof of liability insurance in an amount sufficient to satisfy the Veazie Town Council.
A person must agree to reimburse the Town of Veazie for all incidental costs associated with such Fireworks display including, but not limited to, police and fire protection, ambulance services and damage to surrounding properties.
No site may be considered for a Fireworks display unless such site is located in an Industrial or Residential – 4 Zone or other site deemed appropriate by the Veazie Town Council.
No Fireworks display may be considered for permission unless such display will be ignited or set off between the hours of 6:00 P.M. EST and 10:00 P.M. EST.
The Veazie Town Council reserves the right to impose additional requirements as individual cases may warrant in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of inhabitants of the Town.
Section 19.05 Council Decision Final
The determination of the Veazie Town Council as to the propriety of any display or application for display is final and is not subject to appeal to any other body within the Town. However, nothing in this section shall be construed as to limit an applicants right to remedy under Maine or Federal law.
Section 19.06 Violations
Any violator of this Ordinance, upon conviction subsequent to the first conviction, will be subject to a fine of not less than two hundred dollars ($200).
Section 19.07 Severability
If any section, subsection, clause, phrase or portion of this Ordinance is for any reason held competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be deemed as a separate, distinct and independent provision, and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions hereof.