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Fireworks Discharge Ordinance

By: City of Bondurant
Date Published: Sunday, April 1, 2018
 

Bondurant, IA – On Monday, June 19, 2017 Bondurant’s City Council approved the third and final reading of Ordinance No. 17-207, amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Bondurant, Iowa, 2002, by amending Chapter 41, Fireworks.

The State Legislature passed legislation that legalizes fireworks. The ordinance passed by the City Council on June 19th puts in place some measures on how fireworks in Bondurant could be sold and discharged.

The ordinance restricts fireworks discharges to the days of July 3 between the hours 2:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. and July 4, between the hours 2:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. It also requires that those discharging fireworks be 18 years of age (or in the immediate presence of a parent or guardian with consent to supervise) and cannot show signs of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Additionally, an individual discharging fireworks would need to do so on his/her own property or have the consent of the property owner. Discharge on public property is prohibited. The individual would also be responsible for clearing debris from the discharge.

The ordinance also indicates that an individual cannot explode consumer fireworks within 600 feet of the property line of a property containing any structure which offers combustible material for sale; a medical clinic, hospital, child care facility or senior living facility. Maps are below to show the approximate radius of the areas in which fireworks discharge would be prohibited.