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File #: RS-22-053    Version: 1 Name: Fireworks Application - Independence Day Celebration
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/8/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/26/2022 Final action: 4/26/2022
Title: Consider a memorandum/resolution authorizing a fireworks display at the Killeen Athletic Complex on July 2, 2022.
Sponsors: City Manager Department
Attachments: 1. Application, 2. Presentation
Title

Consider a memorandum/resolution authorizing a fireworks display at the Killeen Athletic Complex on July 2, 2022.

Summary

DATE: April 5, 2022

TO: Kent Cagle, City Manager

FROM: Traci Briggs, City Attorney

SUBJECT: Fireworks display at Killeen Athletic Complex

BACKGROUND AND FINDINGS:

Section 11-6 of the Killeen Code of Ordinances provides that the City Council may permit the use of fireworks for public display. The ordinance requires an applicant to provide the following information: name of person/group sponsoring the display; evidence of financial responsibility naming the City as an additional insured; date and time of the display; confirmation of a permit from the State of Texas; the approximate number and kinds of fireworks to be discharged; the manner and place of storage; and a detailed diagram of the area of this display.

On March 4, 2022, the City Secretary received an application via the Assistant City Manager's office from Magic Display Pyrotechnics FX for a public fireworks display on July 2, 2022 at 9:20 pm. The proposed location for firework setup is at the Killeen Athletic Complex. The public fireworks display will be held in conjunction with a downtown event hosted by the City of Killeen celebrating Independence Day.

Magic Display Pyrotechnics FX has provided the required information outlined in the ordinance except for a State of Texas permit for the display. The application for the state requires the approval of the local fire authority before issuance. The applicant indicated the number and size of fireworks to be discharged and that they will be stored at the operator's location in Copperas Cove until the day of the display at which time they will be stored in a trailer at the site during setup. A diagram was also provided.

The Killeen Fire Marshal and other staff have reviewed the application for compliance with fire codes.

THE ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED:

The City Council may grant the application, grant the appli...

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