[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Schenectady 2-9-1970 by Ord. No. 15274. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention and protection — See Ch. 156.
Editor's Note: The provisions of this chapter are derived from Ch. 11, Division 2, Secs. 11-25 through 11-29 of the former Revised Ordinances, adopted 2-9-1970 by Ord. No. 15274.
No person shall have, keep, sell, use, give away or transport any guncotton, blasting powder, dynamite, nitroglycerine or any substance, composition or mixture of any article having the properties of such a character that, alone or in combination with other substances or compounds, may decompose and generate sufficient heat, gas or pressure, or all of them, to produce rapid flaming combustion or administer a destructive blow to the surrounding persons or things within the limits of the city, except after obtaining a permit from the Mayor.
No guncotton, blasting power, dynamite, nitroglycerine or other dangerous explosive material shall be manufactured within the limits of the city, nor shall any such explosives or explosive materials be transported through the streets of the city except upon obtaining a permit from the Mayor as hereinafter prescribed.
Permits for the use of explosives for blasting purpose and also for the carting, moving, handling or storing within the limits of the city of any of the explosives, or explosive materials specified in this chapter may be granted in the discretion of the Mayor upon the following conditions:
The applicant shall give a bond to the city in the sum of $50,000 with one or more sufficient sureties, to be approved by the Mayor and conditioned that such person will pay all penalties and damages which the city or any person may suffer by reason of any act of the applicant or for which said applicant may become liable while exercising such permit and will conform to the laws and ordinances of the city.
[Amended 8-25-1997 by Ord. No. 97-24]
The applicant shall make an application in writing for such permit designating the name or names of the person or persons whom he has selected to load holes or discharge explosives or prepare charges and load the holes, to transport by wagon or otherwise any of such materials, to have the care of the magazine and shall attach to such application a written statement signed by each of such persons that each of such persons has been informed by the applicant of the dangerous character of such explosives and that a copy of this chapter has been read by each of such persons.
The applicant shall also submit a report in writing signed by the Chief of the Fire Department, or a man designated by him, stating whether or not in the opinion of such Fire Chief, it is reasonable to grant the permit asked for.
The form of application shall be prescribed by the Mayor.
Permits required by this chapter shall require the payment of a fifty-dollar fee by the applicant. Said fee of $50 will be paid as directed by the Mayor.
No person shall keep in any building or place owned or occupied by him or under his control any greater quantity than 25 pounds of gunpowder for a longer period than 12 hours. No person shall keep any gunpowder unless it is placed and kept in safe tin, glass or stone vessels or canisters.