To Our Residents
Due to the very dry conditions we have concern about use of the Commons and undeveloped lots during the 4th of July holiday. More specifically, we are worried about fireworks. Although fireworks will be lit in the street, the possiblity of sparks igniting the dry material in the Commons and undeveloped lots is a serious risk. Use of sparklers or other handheld pyrotechnic devices in or near the Commons and undeveloped lots could increase the risk. We are concerned about the impact on all in the association should there be a mistake. No use of fireworks in the Commons is allowed. Copied below is a message from the Silverton Fire Department outlining purchase and use of fireworks:
Fireworks season fast approaching
With the hotter and drier weather we have been having now is a good time to remind everyone to make good choices this 4th of July. Children need to be supervised during the lighting of Fireworks. Once the display is done also make sure that the fireworks are soaked in a bucket of water before throwing them away.
Here is also a safety message about wire sparklers.
Press Release from the Oregon State Fire Marshal:
June 23 opens the season for fireworks sales in Oregon. Legal fireworks may be purchased only from Oregon permitted fireworks retailers and stands. The Office of State Fire Marshal has issued more than 740 retail fireworks permits, and 131 display permits. Oregon law forbids possession, use, or sale of fireworks that fly, explode, or travel more than six feet on the ground or 12 inches in the air. Bottle rockets, Roman candles, and firecrackers are ILLEGAL in Oregon.
All fireworks are prohibited on all Oregon beaches, in parks, and campgrounds.
Illegal fireworks can be expensive. Under Oregon law, officials may seize illegal fireworks and fine offenders up to $500 per violation for possession of illegal fireworks and endangering life and property. Offenders may also be arrested. Any fireworks causing damage, or misuse of fireworks carries a liability for the offender, who may be required to pay for resulting fire or other damage. Parents are liable for fireworks-caused damage by their children. Costs may include assessed fines as well as the cost of suppressing fireworks-caused fires.