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Fireworks Become Legal In Oologah with Permit

[ 0 ] October 12, 2017 |

BY CAROLYN ESTES Leader Writer

 

The Oologah Trustees at their meeting on Oct. 3 at 7 pm at Oologah Town Hall, approved the adoption of Ordinance 2017-7-2.  This will allow the issuance of a fireworks permits and also repealed the old ordinance and declared it an emergency so the ordinance could take effect after its passage and approval.

They will allow a permit to be issued for a fee of $25.00 which will give the permit holder the shoot off fireworks in the town.  The permit will only be for the street address provided to the Town when the permit is purchased and it must be physically displayed in a conspicuous place in the front yard during the discharge  of any fireworks by the permit holder.  It must be displayed so the police personnel can view and read the content of the permit from the street next to the permit holder’s property.

The permit holders, or any household members can only discharge fireworks from 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm on July 3, 4, and 5 and from 12:00 am to 1:00 am on January 1.

The fireworks have to be on a noncombustible surface of sufficient size to contain the ground portions of the display and not closer than 25 feet to any structure.

You can not ignite or discharge any permissible articles of fireworks within or throw from a motor vehicle; nor place or throw ignited fireworks unto or at a motor vehicle or near any group of people.

The permit holder is responsible for cleaning up any debris and must be done the same day the fireworks are discharged.

Each dealer of fireworks must also pay a $25.00 fee that is good for 30 days in one calendar year.  It also must be posted at the place of sale.

Any violation of the ordinance shall be punished by a fine of $225.00 plus cost.

For other details please see the Ordinance that is published in this weeks Oologah Lake Leader.

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