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Fireworks Rules Concern McEvers

From City Clerk Susan Weathers' minutes of last night's City Council meeting (rough draft): "Councilman McEvers commented that he has been bothered with allowing the fireworks stands and that it is not the safe and sane fireworks but the illegal fireworks that he objects to.  He questioned whether the City’s priorities are right regarding the display of fireworks and wanted to know if it is time for the Council to look at the fireworks regulations for the City.  Councilman Gookin noted that technically the fireworks stands are following the laws of the City so he doesn’t think the Council should deny the permits but rather the Council should look at the regulations.  He noted that he and Councilman McEvers are from California where fireworks are banned and one would have the bring fireworks in from Mexico." Complete City Council minutes (rough draft).

Question: Frankly, I'm tired of hearing fireworks go off around town from mid-June to the end of July -- and would like to see them banned from town altogether (except for community displays on the waterfront). How about you?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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