[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Oakmont 1-13-1969 as Ch. 28 of the 1969 Code; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Except as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful for any person, copartnership, association or corporation to offer for sale, expose for sale, sell at retail or use or explode any fireworks.
The Borough Council shall have power, under reasonable rules and regulations adopted by it, to grant permits for supervised public displays of fireworks to be held by the borough, fair associations, amusement parks and other organizations or groups or individuals. Every such display shall be handled by a competent operator to be approved by the Borough Council and shall be of such a character and so located, discharged or fired as, in the opinion of the Chief of the Fire Department or such other officer as may be designated by the Borough Council, after proper inspection, shall not be hazardous to property or endanger any person or persons. Application for permits shall be made in writing at least 15 days in advance of the date of the display. After such privilege shall have been granted, sales, possession, use and distribution of fireworks for such display shall be lawful for that purpose only. No permit granted hereunder shall be transferable.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $600, plus costs of prosecution, and in default of payment of such fine and costs by imprisonment for not more than 30 days.