Commissioners expected to pass strictest ban on fireworks allowed under state law
Traverse City Commissioners are expected to pass another ban on fireworks tonight.
The ban would make it illegal to set off fireworks on the day before, the day of, and the day after a national holiday from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m.
The ordinance amendment went before commissioners earlier this month, but was not voted on due to city regulations.
If passed, this would be the strictest restriction on fireworks allowed under state law.
The potential ban comes after the legislature approved changes to state law that would let communities with fewer than 50,000 people or counties with fewer than 750,000 people ban powerful fireworks around national holidays.
Currently, Traverse City bans residents inside the city limits from setting off consumer grade fireworks, except days surrounding a national holiday.