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 General Guidelines for Fireworks Stands

Applications for Fireworks Stands will close by June 20th or before depending if the 20th is on a weekend.

1. Must provide valid liability insurance of at least one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) with City named as additional insured party.

2. Locating stands prior to June 22 or failure to remove stands by July 9 will result in immediate forfeiture of permit and may result in denial of future applications.

3. Permits for sale of fireworks shall be displayed at all times.

4. Fireworks stands shall be of wood or metal frame construction covered with wood or metal.

5. Temporary stands shall not be closer than 25 feet from any building.

6. Temporary stands shall be at least 100 feet from any station where gasoline and oil for motor vehicles is sold.

7. Each stand must have at least one extinguisher with a 2A rating.

8. The area around a fireworks stand shall be kept clear of dry grass, brush and combustible debris for a distance of at least 30 feet.

9. Portable generators shall be placed at least 20 feet from firework sales.

10. Fuel storage shall be at least 20 feet away from firework sales.

11. Illuminated exit signs and emergency lighting shall be provided unless stand is not open after dusk or stand is not occupied by the public.

12. Parking shall be restricted around the temporary fireworks stand.

13. Electrical cords supplying the temporary fireworks stand shall be protected against damage if it is exposed to vehicle traffic.

14. Fireworks stands MUST BE removed from the property by July 9th

City Code Requirements

§31-21. Signs on Poles, Trees, Etc.

No person shall post, print, nail, or otherwise fasten any handbill, sign, poster, advertisement or notice of any kind whatsoever, or cause the same to be done, on any curbing, or any portion or part of any sidewalk, or street, or upon any tree, electrolier, telegraph pole, telephone pole, electric pole, hydrant, bridge, pier, or upon any structure within the limits of any street in the City, except as may be otherwise permitted by the provisions of this Code or other ordinances of the City.

§31-31. Free Standing Ground Signs Prohibited

It shall be unlawful for any person to place or permit to be placed upon premises any free standing ground sign. For the purposes of this section, "free standing ground sign" shall mean any ground sign which is not permanently attached or fixed to the ground in excess of 15 square feet; provided, however, this section shall in no way prohibit the placement of mobile signs as defined by §31-32.

§31-32. Mobile Signs

(1) General. The placement of mobile signs shall be in accordance with all requirements of the Grand Island City Code. Furthermore, no mobile sign shall be placed or used at any location except as allowed in this section and only after obtaining a permit therefor from the City building department.

§16-16.1. Signage Required

Smoking shall not be permitted inside or within 50 feet of the temporary fireworks stand or sales area. At least one sign that reads as follows, in letters at least 2 inches in height on a contrasting background, shall be conspicuously posted on the exterior of each side of the fireworks stand:

NO SMOKING OR DISCHARGE OF FIREWORKS ON THE PREMISES

or

NO SMOKING WITHIN FIFTY FEET OR

DISCHARGE OF FIREWORKS

WITHIN THREE HUNDRED FEET

OF THE PREMISES

In addition to the "no smoking" sign, at least one sign, 2 foot by 3 foot in size, on a contrasting background, shall be posted on the exterior of the fireworks stand that reads as follows:

THE GRAND ISLAND CITY CODE ALLOWS

FIREWORKS TO BE DISCHARGED ONLY ON THE

FOLLOWING DATES AND TIMES:

June 28 through July 2 – 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

July 3 – 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

July 4 – 8:00 a.m. to midnight

                                                                                                        

Applications for Fireworks Stands will close by June 20th or before depending if the 20th is on a weekend.

All required signs will be legible and weather resistant.

Firework Stand Application