Fireworks still on for Tremonton City Days
In a 4-1 vote, Tremonton City Council decided to allow Tremonton Fire Chief Steve Batis the authority to limit or prohibit fireworks, lighters, matches and smoking materials within city limits. The move also shows the council’s support for the annual Tremonton City Day’s firework show. Councilman Dave Deakin voted against allowing Batis the authority and expressed his position at an earlier meeting on wanting to cancel the fireworks show all together.
The extremely dry conditions throughout the state of Utah have prompted Utah Governor Gary Herbert to ask cities to put in firework restrictions. As a result, Tremonton City Council banned fireworks on areas west of the Highline Canal along 1000 N., and along the Malad River bottoms. Fireworks are still legal within city limits, but all unincorporated areas of Box Elder County have been banned from fireworks.
Deakin felt that, because some residents in Tremonton are unable to use fireworks, it’s hypocritical for the city to have their annual firework show. The remaining four council members disagreed. The vote to allow Batis the authority to limit ignition sources was to merely confirm the authority he already has. Batis has yet to prohibit any of those ignition sources.
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