Fireworks keep you up at night? Before and after the Fourth of July, social media was filled with complaints across the region of people shooting off fireworks until late into the night. Most municipalities have a noise ordinance of 10:00 p.m.
Plymouth Township Council Member Karen Bramblett posted on Facebook that Plymouth’s Council will be considering regulations on fireworks.
According to the Pennsylvania State Police, the states already has regulations in place that include:
They cannot be ignited or discharged on a public or private property without the property owner’s permission.
They cannot be discharged from or within a motor vehicle or building.
They cannot be discharged toward a motor vehicle or building.
They cannot be discharged within 150 feet of an occupied structure.
They cannot be discharged while the person is under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance or another drug.
In regards to general responsible use, the first and fourth regulations listed above greatly limit where fireworks can be utilized.
Fireworks are not just a concern in Plymouth Township.
This month Cornwall Borough moved forward an ordinance for approval that would prohibit the ignition of aerial fireworks in areas zoned “forest residential” according to the Lebanon Daily News.
In Bucks County, a few municipalities have passed or are considering regulations on where fireworks can be sold.
We haven’t seen the text of the proposed ordinance yet, so not sure what direction the Plymouth Township will go in.
More to come.