Gering to discuss fireworks restrictions again

The Gering council has taken no action the last two years following lengthy debates to place restrictions on fireworks. But after hearing more complaints Monday night, mostly about litter in yards, the council will discuss the issue once again.

Jill McFarland, Chair of the council's Administrative Committee, says the discussion invariably will result in some talk about restricting fireworks because "unfortunately littering and fireworks go together."

McFarland says there are two things the committee may consider to reduce impact on neighboring properties. One is restricting shooting fireworks from the street. The other would be a 24 hour timeline for cleaning up fireworks following the time they are fired.

McFarland admits it is difficult to place restrictions on fireworks, but she believes there are still a lot of people negatively impacted by fireworks based on complaints she receives.

Loretta Roth brought the issue up again last night, maintaining the fireworks in her neighborhood were not cleaned up in a timely manner and endangered property.

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