City of South Heart implements fireworks banSOUTH HEART — At a public city council meeting Monday night, the city of South Heart passed a fireworks ban that would take effect within the city limits of South Heart starting immediately.
By: The Press Staff, The Dickinson Press
SOUTH HEART — At a public city council meeting Monday night, the city of South Heart passed a fireworks ban that would take effect within the city limits of South Heart starting immediately.
This is not the first time a fireworks ban has been placed on South Heart.
“We did the same years ago when it was exceptionally dry,” said Chuck Andrus, emergency manager. “We try to be fairly liberal with the use of fireworks, just this year we missed some of those rains Stark County got.”
No current fireworks plans were slated to take place within South Heart, but patrons are normally allowed to use fireworks within the town limits the week before up until July 5, Andrus added.
“We would need at least a good inch or two, probably closer to two inches to lift the ban,” Andrus said.
Violators of the ban could be cited with a misdemeanor, and Andrus advises people to follow the ban.
“It’s just a good idea not to do, because if someone does start a fire they become liable for it,” Andrus said. “You don’t want to lose your home because you started your neighbor’s home on fire.”