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New firework ordinance comes into effect

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Story submitted by Kim Querry on KFOR.com on Tuesday, May 31st.

Residents in Guthrie who are gearing up for the Fourth of July will now need to review a new policy by the city council.

City staff have prepared an amendment to city code for consideration at the June 7, 2011 council meeting.

The amendment would allow the sale of fireworks within the city limits and allow the use of fireworks with a permit.

A permit would only be given to a person who:

  • Is over the age of 18
  • Agrees to clean up any firework related debris
  • Agrees to be present during the discharge of fireworks

Fireworks would only be allowed on a non-combustible surface and at least 25 feet away from any permanent structure. Fireworks also cannot be discharged on a public street or property without city approval.

The city would also designate specific hours on July 3, July 4, July 5 and December 31 for fireworks to be discharged.

If weather conditions pose a fire hazard, the permits can also become null and void.

The council is set to consider the proposal later next week.

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