City of Weldon Spring, MO
St. Charles County
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[Ord. No. 02-11 §1, 4-9-2002; Ord. No. 03-14 §§1 — 2, 8-28-2003; Ord. No. 04-12 §§1 — 2, 6-8-2004; Ord. No. 05-06 §1, 3-24-2005]
The City Administrator of the City of Weldon Spring has the sole authority to issue any person a "fireworks stand" license to permit sales of fireworks as described in Chapter 320, RSMo., for any location in areas zoned PC and in any other zoned district in the City as defined in City Code, Chapter 400 (Land Use) if approved by the Board of Aldermen. No fireworks stand shall be located within five hundred (500) feet of a child care center or a school.
Each fireworks stand operator must obtain a permit from the City Administrator for the City of Weldon Spring on or before June fourth (4th) of each year.
Stands shall not be set up prior to June fourteenth (14th) of each year and must be completely removed prior to July twelve (12th) of each year. There shall be no sale of fireworks prior to June nineteenth (19th) nor after July fifth (5th) of each year.
Fireworks stands shall not sell or store fireworks within one hundred (100) feet of a permanent building.
Fireworks stands shall not sell or offer for sale gasoline or petroleum products.
Stands shall not employ persons under sixteen (16) years of age upon such premises. At least one (1) supervisory personnel twenty-one (21) years of age or older shall be in attendance at all times.
Stands shall not offer for sale such fireworks prior to 8:00 A.M. or after 10:00 P.M. on any day except on July first (1st), second (2nd) or third (3rd) of each year when the closing time shall be 11:00 P.M. and on July fourth (4th) when closing shall be 12:00 Midnight.
Stands shall not sell any goods or merchandise to any person under sixteen (16) years of age.
Stands shall not permit the consumption of alcoholic beverages within the area under the control of the fireworks stand operator.
Stands shall not permit the discharge of fireworks within the area under the control of the fireworks stand operator.
Stands shall not permit smoking or open flame within twenty (20) feet of where fireworks are offered for sale. "NO SMOKING" signs shall be prominently posted. A minimum of two (2) ABC fire extinguishers must be provided. The minimum weight for each fire extinguisher must be ten (10) pounds and there must be at least one (1) extinguisher for each seventy-five (75) feet of sales counter. Water barrels and buckets may be used in addition to the required number of fire extinguishers.
Debris, paper, wrappers, etc. shall not be allowed to accumulate on the premises. At least one (1) empty dumpster shall be provided in addition that being filled. Litter shall be picked up at least one (1) time each day.
Stands shall have a minimum of three (3) off-street parking spaces provided.
Stands shall provide a portable rest room facility if there is currently no rest room available on site. Portable rest room facilities shall not be placed within one hundred (100) feet of a permanent building.
No person shall be allowed within the street right-of-way flagging traffic and no interference with the flow of traffic near the site of the fireworks stand shall be permitted. No flashing lights shall be permitted. A limit of three (3) signs is permitted per fireworks stand, one (1) of which shall be on site and its maximum size shall be four hundred (400) square feet. Two (2) off-site signs will be permitted whose maximum size shall be limited to sixty-four (64) square feet per sign.
All fireworks stands must be inspected and approved and monitored by the Fire Marshall of the local fire district. A copy of the Fire Marshall's Certificate of Inspection shall be provided to the City Administrator prior to the sale of fireworks.
[Ord. No. 02-11 §2, 4-9-2002]
A total permit fee of four thousand dollars ($4,000.00) for each stand location within the City of Weldon Spring, of this total fifty dollars ($50.00) is a non-refundable fee payable when the application is submitted, and the balance of three thousand nine hundred fifty dollars ($3,950.00) is payable when the permit is issued.
[Ord. No. 02-11 §3, 4-9-2002]
In addition to the permit fee, each fireworks stand operator shall post a surety bond in the sum of five hundred dollars ($500.00) cash or cashier's check to assure compliance with the following conditions:
The operator shall observe all of the above provisions of this fireworks ordinance and all ordinances of the City of Weldon Spring.
The operator shall completely remove his/her stand and acceptably clean up the area by the removal deadline established in Subsection (C) of Section 620.010.
The City Administrator or his/her designee is charged with the enforcement of the provisions of this Chapter and may call upon any County Peace Officer for assistance in the enforcement of the provisions of this Chapter. Upon failure or refusal of the stand operator to comply with the above conditions, his/her permit shall be revoked and bond forfeited.
[Ord. No. 09-06 §1, 2-26-2009]
The discharge of fireworks within the City limits shall be limited to the second (2nd) day of July through the sixth (6th) day of July of the same year, between the hours of 12:00 P.M. and 11:00 P.M only, unless authorized by City permit. Persons fifteen (15) years of age and younger shall not discharge fireworks except under the supervision of an adult. Supervision shall be adequate where the adult is within sight and sound of the minor during discharge of the fireworks.