Fireworks, banned, crack in Park City anyway
The Park City Police Department over the past week and a half logged at least three fireworks reports.
There could be even more this week as Utah celebrates Pioneer Day on Thursday.
Park City leaders as the 4th of July approached banned the personal use of fireworks, but there have been violations since the ban was enacted. Some of the cases last week included:
- on Sunday, July 20 at 2:24 a.m., fireworks were reported on the 900 block of Park Avenue.
- on July 20 at 1:42 a.m., fireworks were reported at or close to the intersection of Park Avenue and Heber Avenue. Several men were reportedly seen running away.
- on Sunday, July 13 at 7:54 p.m., fireworks were reported along Normans Way, a small street in Park Meadows.
The Park City Council enacted a fireworks ban in late June. The ban does not include sparklers and snake-style fireworks. Emergency officials requested the ban, saying there was a danger of wildfires. The ban lasts until Oct. 31.
Hugh Daniels, City Hall’s emergency manager, said he anticipates an uptick in fireworks reports this week as Pioneer Day is celebrated. He said he does not expect as many reports as were logged on the 4th of July, though.
The Park City Planning Commission on Wednesday approved a City Hall workforce or otherwise restricted housing development slated for the northern reaches of Old Town.