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Phone: 360.337.4598

Date: May 20, 2016
Contact: David Lynam, Kitsap County Fire Marshall or 360.337.5777
No: 2016-049

Commissioners resume deliberation of fireworks ordinance May 23

(Port Orchard, WA)  The Kitsap County Board of County Commissioners will resume deliberations Monday on an ordinance amending Chapter 10.48 of the Kitsap County Code, creating the authority for Commissioners to adopt a resolution limiting the sale and use of fireworks during periods of drought or other emergencies.

Deliberations for the new ordinance will take place during the next regular business meeting at 5:30 p.m. May 23 in the Kitsap County Administration Building, 619 Division Street, Port Orchard. Commissioners took public testimony on a draft of the ordinance Feb. 22, 2016. At the Monday meeting, they will deliberate the final draft and decide whether to approve the ordinance. No further public testimony will be taken.

Similar measures are already in place for the cities of Bainbridge Island, Poulsbo and Bremerton. If the Kitsap County ordinance is approved, it will not affect the sale or discharge of fireworks in 2016 as provisions of the ordnance cannot be applied until one year after adoption.

An electronic version of the proposal can be obtained here.

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Last Updated:  May 23, 2016