local fireworks law

6:02 pm
Sun July 14, 2013

Few tickets issued for violating new fireworks regulations in Kalamazoo or Portage

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Both Kalamazoo and Portage adopted new regulations on times fireworks can be fired
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A new city ordinance in Kalamazoo left two people holding firework-related tickets after the smoke settled from the Fourth of July festivities this year. Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety assistant chief, Brian Uridge, said KDPS received approximately 130 firework complaints over the holiday.
2:25 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Portage Council still thinking about fireworks rules

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Council members asked the administration Tuesday to present them with a proposed ordinance. An "emergency" fireworks ordinance adopted in June expires in mid-September.
PORTAGE, MI - As the last echoes of Fourth of July fireworks fade, Portage continues to wrestle with how to deal with fireworks restrictions the rest of the year. The Portage City Council on Tuesday took no action on a proposed fireworks ordinance that would regulate consumer fireworks all year, continue the ban on shooting them off from 1 a.m.
6:23 am
Fri May 17, 2013

State ban proposed on late night fireworks

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State law changed last year that loosened restrictions on using fireworks
Lansing - Michigan's year-old law allowing the sale and use of airborne fireworks could be changed after it enflamed public complaints last summer because of late-night backyard blasting. State Rep. Harold Haugh, D-Roseville, introduced a two-bill package Thursday that reignited debate over the fireworks law that some lawmakers want to rein in after an outcry last year from constituents.
7:20 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Holland City Council approves limits on fireworks in city limits

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Ordinance limits days and hours fireworks can be set off
The Holland City Council approved a fireworks ordinance Wednesday that limits the use of fireworks in the city. The ordinance changes are in response to the state's repeal of a long-standing ban on fireworks that leave the ground or make loud bangs after being ignited.
6:26 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Public hearing scheduled on amending Holland's fireworks ordinance

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Holland considering changes after Michigan rescinded many of the state restrictions on fireworks last year.
Fireworks could soon be fizzling out in Holland. On Wednesday night, the Holland City Council scheduled an April 17 public hearing and final vote limiting fireworks in the city.