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OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC PEACE



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October 23, 2013 - Amend Chapter 28, Article V -

OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC PEACE

By adding a section 28-230 Use of Consumer Fireworks.

Sec. 28-230. Use of consumer fireworks.

It shall be unlawful for any person to ignite, discharge or use consumer fireworks except:

(a) On the day preceding, the day of, or the day after a national holiday as defined in 5 USC 6103. (New Year's day; Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday, the third Monday in January; Washington's birthday, the third Monday in February; Memorial Day, the last Monday in May; Independence Day, July 4; Labor Day, the first Monday in September; Columbus Day, the second Monday in October; Veteran's Day, November 11; Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November; Christmas Day, December 25.) On those days, the ignition, discharge or use of consumer fireworks between the hours of 12 midnight and 8 A.M. or between the hours of 1 A.M. and 8 A.M. on New Years' day is prohibited.

(b) On the Friday and Saturday immediately preceding and immediately following the July 4 holiday between the hours of 8 P.M. and 12 midnight.

(c) A person shall not ignite, discharge or use consumer fireworks on public property, school property, church property, or the property of another person without that organization's or person's express permission.

(d) The possession or use of consumer fireworks at any time by a minor is prohibited.

Introduced: 10/7/13

Proposed Adoption: 11/4/13

Publish & Post: 11/9/13

Effective Date: 11/12/13

Complete text of the proposed ordinance amendments can found on the Brandon Township website www.brandontownship.us or at the Brandon Township Clerk's office located at 395 Mill Street, Ortonville, MI. For further information please contact the Clerk's office at (248) 627-2851.

Posted by Candee Allen, Brandon Township Clerk, 395 Mill Street, PO Box 929, Ortonville, Mi. 48462

Publish in The Citizen 10-19-13

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