Commissioners call for an end to private firework sales

DETROIT – A new resolution could prohibit the sales and distribution and use of commercial grade fireworks by private individuals.  

The resolution, brought on by Wayne County Commissioners Anderson, Palamara, Woronchak and Bell will be working to repeal Public Act 256 of 2011 which allows the purchase and distribution of fireworks. The initial ruling had high hopes of bringing business and tax dollars back into Michigan. 

“It’s dangerous, there’s no question about it. It’s simply a profit motive to keep it going,” said County Commission Chairman Woronchak

The decision to repeal comes from the commissioners'  belief of maintaining a specific quality of life for residents.

“It starts very early, they really get loud and very booming, and they go about a good week before and we’re still hearing them now,” Sue Kelleher, a resident nearby said.

The act only allows fireworks to be used the days before and after New Year’s Eve and the Fourth of July. The move calls for an end of all fireworks, including floating Chinese lantern sales to the general public..

The repel proposal is in committee right now and a final vote will be cast sometime in the fall.

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