IG council considers fireworks ordinance

Ida Grove City Attorney Pete Goldsmith presented the Ida Grove City Council with a draft of a proposed fireworks ordinance June 5.

During the 2017 session of the Iowa Legislature, Iowans were given the right to set off fireworks; however, the law includes an opt-out clause that allows cities to prohibit the use of fireworks, but not their sale.

The new law allows fireworks’ retailers with a permanent building to sell their product from June 1 through July 8 and from Dec. 10 to Jan. 3. Retailers in a temporary building or tent can sell from June 13 to July 8.

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