Just more than two years after debating and setting the days and hours that fireworks can legally be set off in Denison, the city council made a move Tuesday to ban the devices altogether and requested that the city attorney draft an ordinance amendment to that effect.
Councilman Corey Curnyn had requested the fireworks discussion be placed on the agenda and proposed banning their use in the city limits.
He said the number of fireworks complaint calls he received this year were numerous compared to last year’s complaints.
“They (fireworks) were supposed to be July 3 and 4. It started the week before and went on days after,” he told said.
Curnyn had requested Police Chief Dan Schaffer to research fireworks complaint calls from police departments in towns comparable to Denison. He said the police chief reported 51 calls for Denison, about the same number of calls received by Carroll’s department; Carroll has a ban against the use of fireworks in the city limits.