City of Sikeston changes rules for fireworks

City of Sikeston changes rules for fireworks

SIKESTON, Mo. (KFVS) - The next time Sikeston residents want to celebrate with fireworks, they’ll notice some changes.

The future of fireworks, within the city of Sikeston has changed.

Starting this Wednesday, Sikeston residents will be able to buy fireworks within the city limits. The ordinance which allows the purchase of fireworks passed on Jan. 27 and takes effect on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

While the purchase for fireworks is approved, letting them soar in the city is not allowed.

City officials voted on an ordinance Monday, Feb. 24 which would allow the public to set off fireworks within the city. The ordinance did not pass.

“The council does what they feel is best for the city, and if the public is indifferent, they can voice their opinion with their local city official," City manager, Jonathan Douglass said.

City concerns with the ordinance were due to local fires and the public’s safety.

Douglas said shooting off fireworks within the city is a hot topic and he is sure the ordinance will turn up again.

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