Have a safe and fun July 4th
This year, Angel Fire has received a generous amount of moisture throughout the spring and early summer. However, Village ordinance does not allow for fireworks of any kind to be discharged within the Village limits. Please be aware of the Ordinances that affect this activity.
OPEN FIRES AND FIREWORKS PROHIBITED ON PUBLIC WAYS AND PROPERTY:
Pursuant to the village's rights and duty to protect its property, New Mexico Statutes Annotated section 3-18-1, its rights to have its parks under its immediate control, New Mexico Statutes Annotated section 3-18-18, and its duty and right to regulate the use of its streets, New Mexico Statutes Annotated section 3-49-1, it is unlawful to intentionally cause, create, tend or allow an open fire of any type, except a barbecue fire in an approved barbecue container manufactured specifically for that purpose, or display or discharge any fireworks of any kind, including, but not limited to, firecrackers, cherry bombs, M-80s, Roman candles, sky rockets, torpedo bombs, or any other type of pyrotechnic device in or on any municipally owned property including buildings, parking lots, parks, recreation areas, streets, alleys, avenues, sidewalks, curbs, gutters or public grounds. (Ord. 1999-04, 7-15-1999)
A. Possession And Sales:
1. Prohibited Fireworks: Pursuant to the village's statutory power to regulate fireworks found in New Mexico Statutes Annotated sections 60-2C-7 and 3-18-11, it is unlawful to manufacture, sell, offer to sell, own, possess or discharge any aerial fireworks device or ground audible device within the limits of the village.
2. Permitted Fireworks: The village permits the sale and use of toy canes, toy guns, and other toys that use paper caps containing twenty five hundredths (25/100) grains or less of explosive compound.
A fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisonment for not more than ninety (90) days or both.
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