Township of Allegheny, PA
Westmoreland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Allegheny 6-12-2006 by Ord. No. 4-2006. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire prevention and safety — See Ch. 118.
Parks and trails — See Ch. 176.

§ 120-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
DISPLAY FIREWORKS
Defined as provided in 27 CFR § 555.11 (relating to meaning of terms).
PERSON
As used herein, refers to any natural person, any partnership, any corporation and/or association.
TOWNSHIP
Township of Allegheny.

§ 120-2 Permit required.

A. 
Any person seeking to display display fireworks within the territorial limits of the Township of Allegheny must acquire a permit from the Township and complete an application as provided by the Township.
B. 
Application for permits shall be made in writing to the Township Manager at least 30 days in advance of the display date, setting forth the proposed location of the display, the character thereof, the name and address of the operator, and the name and address of the owner or owners of the grounds on which the display is to be held, with the consent of each owner or owners thereto in writing attached.
C. 
No person shall display display fireworks within the limits of the Township without first obtaining a permit.
D. 
No permit shall be issued to any person under the age of 18 years.

§ 120-3 Location of display.

The display of display fireworks shall be only at the location provided for in the approved permit.

§ 120-4 Qualifications of applicant; emergency personnel; insurance requirements.

A. 
Any person applying for a permit to display fireworks within Allegheny Township shall have a minimum of five years' experience in displaying and/or supervising consumer fireworks or display fireworks.
B. 
Any person wishing to display fireworks within Allegheny Township shall be properly licensed by the state or federal government, if so required.
C. 
Any person displaying fireworks shall have on site during the entire length of the display an ambulance staffed by sufficient personnel and fire equipment staffed by sufficient personnel as determined by the Fire Chief.
D. 
Any person wishing to display fireworks within Allegheny Township shall provide the Township with a liability insurance policy in the aggregate sum of at least $1,000,000 and proof of workers' compensation coverage.

§ 120-5 Inspection.

A. 
Prior to the issuance of a permit, the Chief of the volunteer fire company and/or his designee shall inspect the area and render an opinion as to whether the display would present a hazard to property and/or persons. The Chief shall promptly notify the Township whether his inspection results in an approval or denial of the permit.
B. 
The Chief or his designee may impose reasonable conditions upon the display of fireworks and determine whether those conditions have been implemented prior to issuing a permit.

§ 120-6 Fee for permit.

The initial fee, when the chapter is adopted, will be $100. The entire fee will ultimately go to the fire department that monitors the fireworks as outlined in this chapter. The permit fee may be modified from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors.

§ 120-7 Transferability of permit.

The permit granted hereunder shall not be transferable.

§ 120-8 Compliance with state law required.

The person wishing to conduct the display shall comply with all federal and state laws.

§ 120-9 Violations and penalties.

Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a Magisterial District Judge under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.