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June 28, 2018 Area cities have adopted mixed fireworks rules
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With Fourth of July weekend approaching fast, city officials are reminding residents of their town’s firework regulations so that everyone can be safe while still having fun.

Becky LaRoche, city clerk of Riverside, said that Riverside has not set any of its own regulations yet, and are instead following the state’s laws on fireworks. The law says that fireworks can be purchased, but cannot be set off without a permit.

“So far we have had no problems with doing it this way,” LaRoche explained. “Nobody has come and complained to us yet.”

Lone Tree is another town that does not have its own firework regulations, and instead follows the state’s rules regarding how they can be used.

Kelly Litwiller, the Wellman city administrator said that fireworks are not allowed in the city limits. Someone can get a permit, though, but that is mainly for when the city sets off fireworks during celebrations. Individuals cannot get their own permit to set off fireworks for their own amusement.

Litwiller has not seen any problems with the firework regulations the city has so far.

As for Kalona, Karen Christner, city clerk, said that residents are not able to shoot fireworks off in city limits. There have been no problems yet with this rule, and Christner is hoping there will be none in the future as well.

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