Sec. 73-1. - Sale, use and possession of fireworks.
No person shall, at any time, buy, sell, offer for sale, expose for sale, use, keep, possess, give away or in any manner dispose of, shoot, set off, ignite, or explode any firecracker, torpedo, skyrocket, Roman candle or any other substance or thing, of whatever size, form or construction, containing any explosive or inflammable compound or substance, and intended, or commonly known as "fireworks," except and other than sparklers and caps for pistols; provided that the Town Council may, by resolution, suspend the operation of this section for a specified period of time and permit any person to buy, sell, offer for sale, expose for sale, use, keep, possess, give away or in any manner dispose of, shoot, set off, ignite or explode any of such fireworks at such other time as the Town Council may designate. The period of suspension shall be specifically stated in the resolution. The Town Council may issue a written permit, upon application in writing, for the display of fireworks by fair associations, amusement parks or by any organization or group of individuals, under such terms and conditions as the Council may prescribe. After such permit has been issued, sales of fireworks may be made for use under such permit. The association, organization or group to which it is issued may make use of such fireworks under the terms and conditions of such permit. This section shall not be construed to prohibit the buying, selling, using, keeping, possessing or the disposition of or shooting, setting off, igniting or exploding of sparklers and caps for pistols as hereinbefore in this section excepted. This section shall have no application to the sale or use of materials or equipment, otherwise prohibited by this section, when such material or equipment is used or to be used by any person in the operation of any railroad train or other vehicle for the transportation of persons or property for signaling or other emergency use.
Violation of this section shall be punishable as a Class 3 misdemeanor.