(Lander, Wyo.) - Last night Lander City Council met and approved an amendment to City Ordinance 1205 Section 7-8-3
of the Discharge of Fireworks on July 4 between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00
midnight and on December 31 between the hours of 4:30 p.m. through 12:30
a.m. on January 1.
The city added the Airport to the list of places where fireworks are
prohibited. "We've had problems in the past with fireworks going off
outside near the jet fuel station," said RaJean Strube, Assistant to the
City of Lander Mayor. She noted last year they put up temporary signage
advising people not to shoot off fireworks near the airport and it was very
effective. Council members reiterated the point that no fireworks are to be
allowed on City Owned property, including the airport, parks, community
center, golf course, etc. However the Council can, and has, made exceptions to
this part of the ordinance such as the Rodeo Grounds and the Golf Course.
It's still alright to shoot off fireworks during the above days and hours
on Lander streets (except Main Street) since streets are dedicated
easements. The ordinance also states anyone shooting off fireworks is
responsible for the cleanup of their own fireworks. Mayor McOmie noted he
was very impressed with this year's 4th of July cleanup.
*Feature photo: Fireworks over Lander h/t Stan Harter / Pitchengine