Evansville City Council Calling for Fireworks Changes

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People in Evansville may have fewer days to set off fireworks.

The Evansville City Council passed a resolution on Monday night unanimously.

It asks for the state to grant cities the opportunity to amend fireworks ordinances, so there are not as many days. If the state rejects the resolution, the city council plans to ask state lawmakers to change the legislation.

The council also wants to reduce the amount of fireworks the public is allowed to use.

“We received a lot of complaints in July, and it just really got out of hand,” said City Council President Missy Mosby. “But there’s nothing we can do right now. Our hands are tied. It’s state ordinance. So, we’re asking either they allow for city to have the opportunity or they look at it and they reduce the amount of days.”

Under the current ordinance, fireworks can legally be shot off in Evansville from June 29, to July 9. They can also be lit on New Year’s Eve from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on new year’s day. 

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