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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Nebraska City to allow fireworks for New Year's holiday

  • City commissioners agreed Feb. 18 to allow fireworks sales and use in Nebraska City for the New Year's Day holiday.

    Commissioners asked City Attorney Bill Davis to draft an ordinance allowing the sale and discharge of fireworks Dec. 30 and 31 and Jan. 1.
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  • City commissioners agreed Feb. 18 to allow fireworks sales and use in Nebraska City for the New Year's Day holiday.
    Commissioners asked City Attorney Bill Davis to draft an ordinance allowing the sale and discharge of fireworks Dec. 30 and 31 and Jan. 1.
    Robyn Ferguson of One Nation Fireworks asked commissioners to try the New Year's fireworks for a year to see if people are interested in buying fireworks and if there is a strain on emergency services.
    City Clerk Arnold Ehlers said companies that have a 10-day summer fireworks permit, which ends on the Fourth of July, can also get a New Year's permit for an additional $25 fee.
    A 2010 state law allows local governments to allow New Year's firework sales.
    The first year there were 45 stands, but only 27 stands in 2012.
    The state Fire Marshal's website lists seven summer permit holders in Nebraska City, two in Syracuse and one in Palmyra.

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