A change in Logan City’s fireworks ordinance has been adopted. Members of the municipal council met in a short session Thursday night to vote four to zero in favor of the change. Councilmember Herm Olsen was not in attendance.
Fire Chief Jeff Peterson told the council that current forecast weather conditions, coupled with already dry conditions and heavy loading of vegetation have created hazardous environmental conditions that necessitate the controlled use of fireworks.
The change approved by the council, which Peterson said complied with state law, changes the areas where fireworks will be prohibited. The current code includes all property north of Highway 89 east of 1600 East while the new ordinance now includes properties east of 1200 East. Fireworks are also prohibited south of Highway 89 and east of 600 East in Logan.
The fire chief said although there are areas in the city where people can set off Class C and novelty fireworks, that does not mean it is always safe.
“You need to have a clear area, especially if you’re using some of the legal areal stuff,” Peterson said. “That stuff requires a minimum of 30 feet around it. And you need to have a garden hose handy.
“Make sure it is adults there setting it off and no dry grass. Be cautious of your neighbors, that you’re not landing hot stuff over on their roofs and over on their property.”
Peterson said once again fireworks will not be allowed in the unincorporated parts of Cache County. The fire chief said the new ordinance goes into effect on July 1, which is the first day fireworks are allowed to be discharged this year.