We are within one month of the annual Fireworks Display here at Choctaw Lake. Each year, during this time, Patrol answers numerous complaints regarding illegal fireworks. While over the past few years the reports have decreased, we still receive them.
It is important to remember and adhere to the following:
Lake Rule 35, F – The use of firearms, fireworks, guns or explosives of any kind within the Choctaw Lake subdivision is strictly prohibited, except for fireworks presentations officially sponsored by the CLPOA. … Persons violating this rule shall be subject to a $150 fine for the first offense, $200 for the second and $300 for each additional offense.
MORE IMPORTANTLY, 3743.65 (B) of the OHIO REVISED CODE … no person shall discharge, ignite, or explode any fireworks in this state. 3743.99 (C) of the Ohio Revised Code … Whoever violates division … (B) of section 3743.65 … is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
While not popular, these rules and/or laws will be enforced in order that all remain safe and tranquil. Thanks to all for your support to us!