Georgetown Police Chief Cory Tchida presented a resolution to the existing fireworks ordinance to the Georgetown City Council Sept. 27.

The new section is in result of an April workshop where council members expressed an interest in adding a host liability section to the existing ordinance to enhance enforcement options for violators of the ordinance.

Tchida said the new section explains that those who violate fireworks usage rules may be recognized as property owners—residential or commercial—organizers of a public event or those who occupy property by lease, permit or license.

Tchida said the clarification will help hold the appropriate persons accountable. Additionally, without a proper permit from the city, displaying fireworks within city limits or within 5,000 feet outside city limits is prohibited on any public and private property. The ordinance will have to be approved at a second meeting before the resolution takes effect.