Fireworks Referendum May Become Reality
After repeated debate over the years, the issue of personal fireworks may finally end up on ballot
There seems to be no middle ground in the debate over the use of personal fireworks in Muskego.
As the issue seems to be as perennial as the 4th of July holiday itself, the Public Safety Committee seemed to say 'enough' at its last meeting in December, and forwarded a recommendation to council to put the issue on the ballot as an advisory referendum.
Tuesday, the Common Council will discuss the matter in its Committee of the Whole, which will convene at 6:30 in the Alderman's Room at City Hall.
Opponents have cited safety concerns for neighbors, as aerial fireworks often drift into their properties, however fireworks have also been seen as a reason people like living in Muskego. No other communities in the area allow the use of the 'class C' fireworks, which include bottle rockets, roman candles and fire crackers among others.
It should be noted that the public does not have a forum to speak at this meeting; however, should the matter go forward to the formal Common Council, public input is allowed at that time.