Press Release Fireworks Booth Lottery Process & Application
IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE
CITY OF TULARE TO INCREASE NUMBER OF FIREWORKS BOOTHS
TO: All Media
CONTACT PERSON: Shelli Vinson, Fire Inspector III
DATE: January 19, 2018 TIME: 4:30 P.M.
Each year, local non-profit organizations use the proceeds from the sale of safe and sane fireworks to fund various functions including scholarships and youth sports to name a few. The City of Tulare has three (3) vacancies and is accepting applications from interested non-profit organizations for consideration in the lottery draw to fill said vacancies.
Pursuant to the 2013 Fire Code, fireworks may be sold within the city beginning at 12:00 PM on June 28 through 12:00 PM July 6. The daily hours of sell on all days in between shall be 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Additionally, the number of allowable booths is to be based upon Tulare’s current population 62,779 - or one booth per 3,250 of population. The total number of allowable booths based upon the current population is 19.
Applications can be picked up at either the head quarter’s fire station or the City Clerk’s Office. All completed applications for the lottery process must be turned in to the City Clerk’s office by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.
If you have questions regarding this process please contact, Roxanne Yoder, Chief Deputy City Clerk, at (559) 684-4200 or Melissa Hermann, Deputy City Clerk/Records Coordinator, at (559) 684-4206 or Fire Inspector III Shelli Vinson at (559) 684-4364.