MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Berkeley County (W.Va.) Council voted 3-0 on Thursday to adopt an ordinance that prohibits fireworks from being set off within 500 feet of county homes and other specified facilities.
The ordinance, which is set to take effect July 9, also prohibits fireworks from being set off after 10 p.m., and no earlier than 5 p.m., except on July 3, Independence Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, or the Friday and Saturday before and after those holidays.
For the Independence Day holiday, fireworks may be set off from July 3 at 9 p.m. to July 4 at 12:30 a.m., and on the Fourth of July from 9 p.m. to midnight, according to the ordinance.
For the new year, fireworks may be set off from Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. to Jan. 1 at 12:30 a.m., the ordinance said.
Violators can be fined $1,000 for carrying out what will be a misdemeanor offense.
Each wrongful discharge of a fireworks device is to be considered a separate offense.
The new ordinance doesn’t apply to the city of Martinsburg, which prohibits residents from setting off fireworks.
Parking on the 4th of July
Extra parking can be found on halfway Blvd., food lion parking lot etc.. Please do not block anyone’s driveways. Please allow for emergency vehicles to be able to get through.
HOA Board of Directors