Fireworks are apparently up in sales this summer season, and on that note, here are some local laws and ordinances that will help guide your patriotic discharge of all things that bang, pop, flare, whistle, and go boom.
Below, two local laws have been provided by Mayor Mike Sidari for general review. I have highlighted Part B of 168-1 after seeing security videos of individuals lighting fireworks directly outside of residents homes well into the night.
§ 174-12 Weapons and fireworks. No person shall possess, carry, fire, or discharge any gun, pistol, firearm, rocket, torpedo or other fireworks of any description or any bow or arrow or other weapon in any park in the Village of Medina.
§ 168-1 Prohibited acts. A. No person shall create any unreasonably loud, disturbing, or unnecessary noise in the Village of Medina, New York, or allow or permit the creation of such noise upon premises owned or occupied by such person. B. No person shall create a noise in the Village of Medina, New York, of such character, intensity or duration as to endanger public health, peace or repose or as to be detrimental to the life or health of any individual or allow or permit the creation of such noise upon premises owned or occupied by such person.
In other words, use common sense, and don’t disrespect private property or peace of mind. If you are lighting fireworks on a street in the Village of Medina, particularly well beyond dark, you’re going to wake up your neighbors, their kids, and their animals.
In the face of further disturbances, Mayor Sidari noted,
“The problem with this, is by the time the police are called the people who are setting off the fireworks could be well out of the area if they are walking or driving. If this is coming from a resident and is reported, it would be easier for the police to investigate”