The City of Big Lake would like to remind everyone that it is illegal to use fireworks within the City Limits. That includes any firework that is larger than a blank for a cap gun.
There will be no warnings this year. All violators caught using fireworks within the City Limits will receive a citation.
The City's Ordinance regulating Fireworks is Sec. 5.01.002
(a) Prohibited; definition.
(1) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to sell, expose for sale, or cause to be sold, wholesale or retail, or use or cause to be used, or explode or cause to be exploded, any type or description of fireworks within the corporate limits of the city.
(2) The term “fireworks,” as used in this section, shall mean and include any combustible or explosive composition or any substance or combination of substances or article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or an audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration or detonation, and shall include blank cartridges, toy pistols, toy cannons, or toy guns in which explosives are used, firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, roman candles, dago bombs, sparklers, or other fireworks of like construction and any fireworks containing any explosive substance, except that the term “fireworks” shall not include paper caps containing less than an average of twenty-five hundredths of a grain of explosive content per cap, and toy pistols, toy canes, toy guns or other devices for use of such caps, the sale and use of which shall be permitted at all times.
(b) Penalty. Any person, firm or corporation violating the provisions of this section, upon conviction of such violation, shall be deemed guilty of a class C misdemeanor and shall be fined as allowed by law.