Unban the use of fireworks in unincorporated areas of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa

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The decision to ban the use of fireworks in unincorporated areas of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa directly affects the economy of the Greater Mason City Area. When deciding to impose such a ban, which has since been faced with much opposition not to impose, you ripped away the joy and fun from the great law-abiding citizens of Cerro Gordo County.

This petition is to reverse your decision on banning the use of fireworks in unincorporated areas of Cerro Gordo County.

By not allowing use outside city limits, it will cause disruptions for people trying sleep, veterans and others with PTSD, working-class families, and the elderly. It will also increase the risk of house fires, car explosions, etc. 

By allowing fireworks outside city limits, it would greatly reduce the risk of potential fires, would allow for much safer areas to shoot off fireworks without disrupting the citizens around us who wish not to be disturbed by the loud noise.

*** The Cerro Gordo County ban does not include Mason City. ***

Mason City will have their own ordinance which they have already had one vote on and will be voting again on June 20th. The ordinance that they are wanting to pass is legalizing use in Mason City from July 2nd to July 6th and then on December 31st and January 1st.

Until the ordinance is passed use in Mason City is not allowed, however, sell and possession of fireworks are legal in the state of Iowa. If you would like to contact your city council or county representatives to let them know your thoughts on the use of fireworks, here is the contact information and how they voted:

Mason City Council

At-Large Council Person:
Paul Adams - first vote NO
641-525-0378
adamsatlarge@masoncity.net

At-Large Councilperson:
Bill Schickel - was not present
641-512-4502
schickelatlarge@masoncity.net

First Ward Councilperson:
John Lee - first vote YES
641-420-7922
leewardone@masoncity.net

Second Ward Councilperson:
Travis Hickey - first vote YES
641-423-4565
hickeywardtwo@masoncity.net

Third Ward Councilperson:
Brett Schoneman - first vote YES
641-423-0500
schonemanwardthree@masoncity.net

Fourth Ward Councilperson:
Janet Solberg - first vote YES
641-425-0749
solbergwardfour@masoncity.net

Cerro Gordo County Supervisors:

Tim Latham - voted NO
Cell: 641-590-6208
Casey Callanan - voted NO
Cell: 641-530-1852
Chris Watts - voted NO
Cell: 641-590-773



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