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Posted on: April 3, 2018

City of Battle Ground seeking public input on use and impact of fireworks

The city of Battle Ground is in the process of reviewing its fireworks regulations and is seeking input from the public regarding the use and impact of fireworks during the 4th of July fireworks season. 
  
Currently, city ordinance allows the use of legal fireworks each year during the 4th of July season from June 28 through July 5, and during the New Year’s holiday season from December 27 through December 31.  These timeframes are the maximum allowed by state law which governs the regulation of fireworks, including what fireworks are legal, the licensing of public fireworks displays and fireworks sellers, and when fireworks may be sold or discharged.  State fireworks law also provides for more restrictive local city regulations, such as the days fireworks may be sold or discharged within the state’s regulated timeframe.

To better understand the use and impact of personal fireworks under current city of Battle Ground regulations, the city is seeking input from community members.  A fireworks survey is available online at Fireworks Survey (http://www.cityofbg.org/FormCenter/Fire-Marshal-15/Fireworks-Survey-75)   
and is also available in hard-copy form at the following locations:
  • Battle Ground City Hall located at 109 SW 1st Street; 
  • Battle Ground Police Department located at 507 SW 1st Street; 
  • Battle Ground Fire Station located at 505 SW 1st Street; and
  • Battle Ground Community Center located at 912 East Main Street. 
The city encourages community members to participate in the survey. Surveys will be accepted through Friday, April 27 at 5:00 pm.  Results will be provided to the Battle Ground City Council at the May 7 Council Meeting. 
 
To stay informed of any updates regarding the review of the city’s fireworks regulations, subscribe to News Flash and the Agenda Center through the city’s online Notify Me feature, and follow the city on Facebook and Twitter.

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