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Shelby to Consider Fireworks Restrictions in Time for Labor Day

Fireworks could be restricted to the day before, day of, and day after a national holiday in Shelby Township.

Is there a fireworks problem in Shelby Township?
Is there a fireworks problem in Shelby Township?
If you've been celebrating Labor Day a little bit early in Shelby Township with fireworks, it might be a good idea to think again.

The Township Board will at Tuesday's meeting consider adoption of an ordinance designed to curtail disturbances caused by fireworks except on the day before, day of, and day after a national holiday.

Even on those holidays, fireworks are not allowed to be lit between 12 midnight and 8 a.m. with the exception of New Year's Day.

According to minutes of a first reading on Aug. 6, the ordinance is also designed to be effective prior to Labor Day, on Sept. 2.

Police Chief Roland Woelkers stated that while the new ordinance will not restrict Shelby residents from celebrating the holidays, that it "will allow the police officers to have more tools to deal with specific incidents where we had problems in the early morning hours," according to the unapproved minutes.

Is there a fireworks problem in Shelby Township? Do you oppose the new restrictions? Tell us in the comments.

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