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The City of Guymon
The City of Guymon
424 N Main St.
Guymon, OK 73942
(580) 338-0137

City News

Posted on: June 29, 2015

City to Host Annual Fireworks Display on July 4

City to Host Annual Fireworks Display on July 4

By Miranda Gilbert
Community Development

The City of Guymon will host a Fireworks Display after dusk on Sat., July 4 to celebrate America's Independence Day.
KGYN 1210 AM will be broadcasting patriotic music from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. to complement the show.
Fireworks will be launched from the Rodeo Arena. For large display fireworks, a set clearance is required by law, so the arena will be blocked off. However, fireworks will be visible from a wide range around the Northwest side of Guymon.
Favorite areas to watch include Thompson Park/Sunset Lake and the Activity Center.
Fireworks Ordinance for July 4 Festivities :
Section 10-304 - FIREWORKS REGULATED.
A.
Any person, corporation, association or organization engaging in the sale of fireworks within the city limits shall procure a license from the city clerk. There shall be imposed a license fee of Ten Dollars ($10.00) per day for each day such person, corporation, association or organization engages in such selling activities. A separate license shall be required for each separate location with an additional license fee for each such location engaged in the sale of fireworks. It shall be within the discretion of the city clerk to refuse the issuance of the license in the event that the character of the persons or the place or places of business shall appear to be contrary to public health, peace, safety or welfare. An appeal may be taken from the decision of the city clerk to the council. Any failure or refusal to obtain the above required license shall constitute an offense punishable as provided in Section 1-108 of this Code.
B.
It is unlawful for any person to sell, distribute, fire, ignite, light, or explode, or cause to be sold, distributed, fired, ignited, lighted or exploded, any fireworks, firecrackers, guns, torpedoes, or explosives of any nature or kind, within the prescribed fire zone of the city. The sale of firearms by the holder of a valid federal firearms license is exempt from this subsection.
C.
It is unlawful for any person to fire, ignite, light, or explode, or cause to be ignited, fired, lighted or exploded, any fireworks, firecrackers or explosives of any nature or kind within the city, except on July 4, and then not in the following areas: the fire zone of the city, city owned land including any city park, sports playing fields, Sunset Hills Municipal Golf Course, Guymon Municipal Airport, Guymon Wild Game Reserve, and all city owned property which is west of Sunset Street and located between South 5th Street and North 12th Street.
The following fireworks only may be fired, ignited, lighted or exploded in other areas of the city not listed above:
1. Sparklers;
2. Cylindrical fountain;
3. Cone fountain;
4. Wheel;
5. Ground spinner;
6. Snake;
7. Glow worm;
8. Smoke device;
9. Party popper;
10. Booby trap;
11. Snapper;
12. Trick match;
13. Firecrackers not to exceed one and one-half (1½) inches in length and one-quarter (¼) inch in diameter.
D. All other fireworks of any kind or nature not specifically permitted in Subsection C. above shall be prohibited for sale, distribution, firing, igniting, lighting or exploding within the city limits. Such prohibited fireworks shall include, but not be limited to: torpedoes, aerial fireworks of any kind or description, rockets, Roman candles, helicopters or other fireworks which may become airborne or cause airborne displays.
E. The prohibitions of this section shall not apply to any public demonstration or display or fireworks of any kind outside of the fire zone of the city if conducted under proper supervision of the police department or fire department of the city, and upon application to the city clerk for a permit. The application shall be in writing and submitted to the city clerk at least fourteen (14) days prior to the display.
F. The sale, distribution or use of prohibited fireworks in violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine as provided in Section 1-108 of this Code. In the event of a second conviction, a seller's fireworks license shall be revoked for a period of eighteen (18) months.
G. The city fire chief or any authorized police officer of the city, shall seize as contraband any illegal fireworks. Fireworks seized in the enforcement of this section shall not be destroyed without written order of the district court of the county. Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting the possession or use of fireworks for public display by holders of a permit for a public display issued by the city clerk.
H. Whenever drought or other conditions create an emergency fire danger, the mayor is hereby authorized to prohibit the firing, igniting, lighting or exploding of any fireworks within the City of Guymon.
I. Upon the determination that such an emergency exists, the mayor shall issue a proclamation declaring the emergency and prohibiting firing, igniting, lighting or exploding any fireworks in the City of Guymon.
J. The proclamation required by the preceding section shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Guymon within twenty-four (24) hours of the declaration of the emergency. The emergency shall be in full force and effect upon publication. Substantial compliance with this section is sufficient to effect the emergency.
K. Any person who in any manner directly or indirectly violates or permits others under his supervision, custody or control to violate any term of the duly published proclamation shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Any violation of the provisions of the mayor's proclamation or action of the city council shall be punishable by a fine or imprisonment as provided in Section 1-108 of this Code. This section shall become effective July 5, 2008, at 12:00 a.m.
(Prior Code, Chapter 7; Ord. No. 434, 5/27/81; Prior Code, Chapter 7; Ord. No. 462, 10/26/83; Ord. No. 530, 2/24/93; Ord. No. 642, 3/14/01; Ord. No. 661, 6/12/02; Ord. No. 690, 6/28/05)
(Ord. No. 719, § 1, 6-19-2008; Ord. No. 725, § 1, 6-26-2008)
State Law reference— Bottlerockets prohibited by state law, 68 O.S. 1624; state fireworks licenses required, 68 O.S. 1621 et seq.
Cross reference— Fire Prevention Code, Section 13-101; fire zone, Section 5-105 of this code.

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