Brier City Council votes to ban fireworks

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A fireworks stand in unincorporated Snohomish County.
A fireworks stand in unincorporated Snohomish County.

The Brier City Council at its June 14 meeting voted 5-2 to ban fireworks within the city limits. The ban will go into effect June 14, 2017.

The vote follows an advisory ballot before voters in November 2015, where the majority of the voters (54 percent) said they no longer wanted fireworks in the city. Brier Ordinance 436, which covers the ban, notes that “prohibiting fireworks would enhance the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

Fireworks are already banned by other South Snohomish County jurisdictions, including the cities of Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace, and the town of Woodway. IN addition, Snohomish County Fire District 1, the county’s largest fire district, has asked the Snohomish County Council to adopt a ban on sale and discharge of fireworks in unincorporated areas. The Snohomish County Fire District 1 Board of Commissioners last month unanimously adopted a resolution in support of a county-wide fireworks ban.

 

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