Ban private fireworks displays in residential areas of Sugar Hill

Ban private fireworks displays in residential areas of Sugar Hill

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Cindy Logan started this petition to City of Sugar Hill GA

We are asking that the City of Sugar Hill enact an ordinance prohibiting the private use of fireworks in areas within the city limits which are zoned residential.  We are asking that any fireworks display within the city be performed in a public area, such as a public park, by a professional fireworks expert.

Individual use of fireworks has become an issue in Sugar Hill.  It has come to a point where residents can be exposed to fireworks, literally in their backyards.  The noise and lights associated with fireworks impact everyone, but especially our Veterans, young children, and pets.  

It has been suggested that we simply "prepare" our at-risk populations so they will not be impacted by fireworks.  Unfortunately, fireworks usage is not limited to certain days.  Individuals often use fireworks for a couple of days before and a couple of days after a holiday.  It is not fair to expect our at-risk populations to be prepared throughout a 4-5 day window.

Even if fireworks usage was limited to specific days, fireworks also expose residents to the risk of both personal injury and property damage.  A family should not have to fear that an errant firework might spark a fire in a bed of pine straw, or heaven forbid, injure a child.

While many homeowners association bylaws prohibit fireworks, the associations themselves are often powerless when it comes to enforcement.  If a city-wide ban of the private use of fireworks were enacted, those using fireworks within the Sugar Hill city limits would be in violation of an actual ordinance, not merely a neighborhood rule.  The City could then impose fines in an amount it sees fit.

We are not asking that the City of Sugar Hill deny its residents the opportunity to enjoy fireworks displays.  We are simply asking that any displays within the city limits be in a controlled, public environment to protect the safety and comfort of its residents.  

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