Council Discusses Residents' Use of Fireworks

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.

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