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Chapter 132: Offenses Against Public Health and Safety
Code of Ordinances for the City of Wayne, Nebraska


Chapter 132: Offenses Against Public Health and Safety

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132.01 Discharging Firearms

(A)  It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge, or cause to be discharged, any gun, pistol or other fowling piece within the city, except as may be otherwise permitted by state or federal law.

(B)  Division (A) above shall not apply to:

(1)   A peace officer acting in his or her official line of duty;

(2)   Officially sanctioned public celebrations if the persons so discharging firearms have written permission from the Council; or

(3)   Licensed pest control companies, exterminators, veterinarians, wildlife officials or other similar animal control professionals who have obtained written authorization from the City Administrator and Chief of Police for the control or destruction of dangerous or nuisance animals when such control or destruction is necessary to protect the safety and health of the public or to protect against damage and destruction to public or private property.

(C)  The City Administrator and Police Chief may impose any conditions that are deemed necessary or desirable, including, but not limited to, verification of the firearms training or experience of the individuals seeking authorization under this section, limitations on the duration, hours, locations and surrounding circumstances of the authorization, and the type or caliber of the firearms to be used.

(2002 Code, § 58-131)  (Ord. 2011-15, passed 8-2-2011)  Penalty, see § 10.99

Statutory reference:

Authority to prevent the discharge of firearms, see Neb. RS 16-227
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132.02 Slingshots, Airguns, BB Guns, Bow or Crossbow

It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge a slingshot, airgun, BB gun, bow or crossbow or the like loaded with rock or other dangerous missiles at any time or under any circumstances within the city, except as otherwise authorized in this code or by City Council.

(2002 Code, § 58-133)  Penalty, see § 10.99

Statutory reference:

Authority to prevent the discharge of weapons, see Neb. RS 16-227
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132.03 Skateboards, Scooters, Tricycles, and In-Line Skates

It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or for any parent to allow a minor to operate any skateboard, scooter, tricycle or in-line skates, not including bicycles or any vehicle covered in the Motor Vehicle Code, on any street within the city or on any sidewalk within the B-2 zoning district of the city.

(2002 Code, § 58-134)  Penalty, see § 10.99
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132.04 Fireworks Discharge

(A)  It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge, fire, launch or throw any fireworks or any object, which is lighted to explode or which explodes upon contact with another object:

(1)   From or onto any motor vehicle;

(2)   Onto any street, highway or sidewalk;

(3)   During any pyrotechnics display authorized by special permit under the ordinances of the municipality and when the special permit authorized the display to be held on city property, no lawfully permitted fireworks shall be exploded in the said city property during the time of said pyrotechnics display, except by personnel authorized by said special permit;

(4)   At or near any persons;

(5)   Into or upon any building;

(6)   Into or at any group of persons; and/or

(7)   At or upon the premises of another person.

(B)  The discharge or exploding of fireworks within the municipality shall be permitted only on the following dates and during the following hours:

(1)   June 25 through July 3: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.;

(2)   July 4: 8:00 a.m. to midnight; and

(3)   Any other times allowed by special permit.

(C)  The discharge and exploding of fireworks within the municipality on any dates or times other than set out in this section shall be unlawful.

(D)  The Mayor, in the event of extreme drought conditions, shall have the authority to make an emergency declaration banning the discharge of fireworks within the city. Said emergency declaration shall have the force of law and violations of the same shall be punishable as set forth in § 10.99 of this code.

(2002 Code, § 22-113)  (Ord. 2002-13, passed 8-27-2002)  Penalty, see § 10.99
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132.05 Public Urination Prohibited

It shall be unlawful for any person to urinate upon any public street, right-of-way, sidewalk, alley, city park or upon any private yard, driveway, parking area or porch or other privately owned property within public view. This section shall not prohibit use of public restroom facilities or temporary restroom facilities installed or placed on public or private property.

(2002 Code, § 58-136)  (Ord. 98-22, passed 12-8-1998)  Penalty, see § 10.99
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