Fireworks are illegal within city limits of LamesaFront Page - Published on: June 30, 2012
In lifting the burn ban and fireworks ban last month, county officials have placed no restrictions this Fourth of July on the use of fireworks in the unincorporated parts of Dawson County.
But local residents are reminded that a longtime city ordinance does ban the use of any fireworks inside the city limits of Lamesa.
“It’s the same ordinance we’ve had here for many, many years,” Captain Larry Flenniken said Friday at the Lamesa Police Department. “No fireworks of any kind are allowed to be discharged inside the city limits.
“We are actively enforcing that ordinance and will continue to do so through July 4. Anyone who is identified by police as discharging fireworks inside the city limits will be given a citation and will have their fireworks confiscated by the police as evidence.”
Violation of the city ordinance is a Class C misdemeanor, which could result in a fine of up to $500.
Citations can be issued to anyone age 12 and above who violates the ordinance, Flenniken said, while the parents of anyone under the age of 12 can be given a citation if their child violates the ordinance.
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