In recognition of imminent fire danger in Hurricane City and its surrounds and
Whereas the Hurricane City Council has authorized the Mayor, in consultation with the Hurricane Valley Fire District, to make a declaration of fire danger and declare certain conditions within the City limits; and
Whereas the fire danger in Hurricane City is deemed to be High; and
Whereas fireworks are known to be one of the causes of wildfire;
Whereas the conditions are not expected to improve over the next months; and
Whereas brush and structural fires constitute a threat to life and property in the City of Hurricane; and
Whereas the celebrations of July 4th and July 24th are traditionally associated with the use of fireworks; and
Whereas it is in the best interests of the City, its residents, businesses, and visitors that the dangers and potential damage and/or injury associated with fires be minimized by the exercise of caution and advanced planning calculated to help reduce the threat of such potential dangers and harm.
Whereas fireworks may be discharged beginning on July 2 and ending on July 5 and beginning on July 22 and ending on July 25 between the hours of eleven o'clock (11:00) A.M. and eleven o'clock (11:00) P.M. except that on July 4 and July 24 the hours are eleven o'clock (11:00) A.M. to twelve o'clock (12:00) midnight. Beginning at eleven o'clock (11:00) A.M. on December 31 and ending at one o'clock (1:00) A.M. on the following day.
Therefore, I Nanette Billings, Mayor of Hurricane City, do proclaim Condition 3 as described below and contained in the Hurricane City Code within the City limits of Hurricane.
1. Fireworks in July may be discharged only in the following locations:
a. Spilsbury Park ball fields.
b. American Legion ball field.
c. Three Falls Park.
d. Dixie Springs Park beginning in July of 2016. (Ord. 2015-06, 7-2-2015)
Futhermore, Hurricane City is permitted to discharge commercial fireworks on July 4th at Sand Hollow State Park.