Thursday, June 13, 2013
Town Council gave final approval Wednesday to an ordinance restricting the hours of fireworks use.
Council voted 6-0, with Councilman Bob Jackson absent, to approve the restrictions.
It’s now illegal to discharge fireworks after 10 p.m., unless it’s New Year’s Eve or July 4.
On those two holidays, fireworks can be discharged until 1 a.m.
The ordinance also prohibits firing fireworks onto another’s property.
Those found guilty would face a $500 fine, 30 days in jail or both.
Council took its vote with little discussion.
Only Councilman Aaron Brown spoke, to remind council members they recently agreed to consider whether to hire more police officers in light of the violence in the Robynwyn area.
Passing the ordinance, which Brown said is a good ordinance, would give the police another task when they already have a need for more manpower, he said.
“We need to be cognizant of the things we ask them to do,” Brown said.