KPD issues fireworks ordinance


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 21, 2017

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Chief Jim Hughes
Chief of Police
660-785-6945


KPD ISSUES FIREWORKS ORDINANCE REMINDER

(Kirksville, MO) – As the 4th of July approaches this year, the Kirksville Police Department is concerned for the safety and well-being of the citizens of Kirksville. For these reasons, we are issuing the following reminders:

The discharging of fireworks inside the city limits will be legal starting on June 30th and continuing through July 5th. Individuals may only discharge fireworks between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. on their own property.

However, if a complaint is received and verified by the Police Department for disturbance of the peace of surrounding neighbors a citation may be issued by the responding officer and the discharging of fireworks will immediately cease.

In addition, it is unlawful for any person to throw fireworks out of vehicles, under vehicles, at people or on any public street or public place within the city.

We caution all parents to familiarize themselves with the City of Kirksville regulations regarding fireworks in order to have a safe and enjoyable holiday. We find that the fireworks law is sometimes confusing as you can purchase the fireworks on June 20th, but cannot legally discharge the fireworks you purchase inside the city limits until June 30th.

The fireworks ordinance is available at:
https://www2.municode.com/library/mo/kirksville/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_CH9FIPRPR_ARTIIFI_S9-29DI

Visit: http://kirksville.4unow.us/or
http://www.facebook.com/kirksvillepolicedepartment





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