Dickinson City Commission Votes to Continue Ban on Firework Sales

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The Dickinson city commission voted to ban the sale of fireworks within city limits.

The ban was put into place earlier this year after the fire department recommended it, but it was contested by fireworks dealers.

Business owners argued the sale of fireworks could be an economic benefit to the city.

Others say it would be a nuisance to law enforcement who could get an increase in calls.

City commissioner Jason Fridrich voted against the ordinance

“I don’t like to put businesses out that have been doing business here for many years and now they have to relocate within a few months of that holiday,” Fridrich said.

The city did allow the sale of fireworks in town in 2011 when they annexed land where business owners sold fireworks, but increased use within city forced them to ban the sale again.

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