St. Clair Shores City Council: Repeal State Fireworks Law

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ST. CLAIR SHORES (WWJ) – St. Clair Shores is sending a message to the state legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder: Repeal the state’s fireworks law.

Thanks to a new, less restrictive law that took effect this year, many types of consumer-grade fireworks are now legal in Michigan.

In a 5-2 vote, on Monday St. Clair Shores City Council members resolved call for a repeal.

Councilman Tony Tiseo believes the resolution will make a difference. “… I think we’re not the only city that’s kind of combating this,” he said.

Long-time resident Chuck Hall said the current state law goes too far.

“There’s been no peace and quiet in the neighborhoods and everyone knows that,” said Hall.  “We have not been able to sleep. We have dogs on medicine now because of it.”

Some argued to ask the state to amend the law.  Resident James Kelly said he can’t get a full night’s sleep because of loud explosions at night.

“It’s a little bit crazy right now with everyone blowing them off every night of the week a month before the holiday,” said Hall.

Other communities are considering similar resolutions.

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