Ottawa County Bans Fireworks
KSAL Staff - Mon 11:05 AM 07/02/2012
Ottawa County joins the list of area counties that have banned the discharge of fireworks.
According to the Ottawa County Emergency Management Office, Ottawa County Commissioners Monday morning placed a ban on the Discharge of Fireworks in the unincorporated areas of Ottawa County.
Currently fireworks are allowed in the incorporated Cities of Ottawa County, Minneapolis, Bennington, Delphos, Tescott and Culver unless otherwise decided by the cities.
The ban is in force as of 7-2- 2012 for seven days unless extended or repealed. The ban is punishable by a fine of up to $500.00 and 30 days in Jail. Unincorporated areas of Ottawa County allows the discharge of fireworks throughout the year once the ban is lifted.
In Saline County, fireworks are currently on sale, and can be discharged, through July 5th. They can only be discharged on private property, with the property-owners permission, between the hours of 8 AM and midnight.
In the city of Salina, fireworks are on sale through July 4th. They can only be discharged in the city on July 3rd and July 4th between 8 AM and 11 PM. Fireworks may be discharged on personal property only.
Local law enforcement is going to be vigorously enforcing fireworks violations, and will have a zero-tolerance policy.
Area fireworks bans:
* City of Ellsworth
* Unincorporated Ellsworth County
* City of Lincoln
* Unincorporated Lincoln County
* Sylvan Grove
* City of Russell
* Unincorporated Russell County
* Bunker Hill
* City of Hays
* Unincorporated Ellis County
* City of Victoria
* Unincorporated Ottawa County