With the sale of consumer fireworks becoming legal in Michigan in 2012, everyone knew there would be controversy, and controversy there has been.
The Michigan Fireworks Safety Act of 2011, as amended in 2013, states that local units of government can not ban the use of consumer fireworks during a period lasting from the day before to the day following a federal holiday. That means that on July 3rd, 4th and 5th, any type of fireworks can be set off at any time, day or night. But that does come with specific exceptions.
The Hillsdale City Council unanimously approved a measure at Monday night's meeting to hold a limited archery deer hunt within the city limits this year. This is the same in-season hunt that has been held in previous years dating back to 2010, which Hillsdale Police Chief Scott Hephner reminded the council is not the same thing as the state-operated deer cull.