Assembly Moves to Restrict Firecracker Abuse


Maggie Wall/KMXT

The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly last night moved ahead on a proposal to restrict the sale and use of fireworks within the borough.

As KMXT’s Maggie Wall reports, the ordinance being considered would limit the sale and use of fireworks to just a few days around 4th of July and New Year’s Day.

It’s a tough issue…so said Borough Assembly Member Sue Jeffrey, during last night’s regular assembly meeting when discussing the proposal to limit fireworks inside the borough.

A measure, approved in first reading last night, would allow fireworks to be sold and used inside the borough only during the period of June 15 to July 15th for 4thof July. And for ringing the New Year there’re two dates December 26 to December 31 for the sale and the use of fireworks, with the addition of New Year’s Day for using fireworks.

Borough mayor Jerome Selby explains the origin of the proposal:

-((Boro Ass Jerome sleepless nights 1:00

Selby acknowledges that the timing might be a bit off, given the City’s recent cancellation of the big 4th of July fireworks.

–((Boro Ass Jerome no Grinch here :45

A public hearing will be held on the fireworks issue during the May 5th borough assembly meeting.

I’m Maggie Wall.

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