City of Lake Oswego releases firework survey
In an effort to further protect the city of Lake Oswego during wildfire season, the city is seeking input from people to improve future safety efforts.
"In alignment with the City Council 2021 Goals and Work Plan, City Council is exploring possible options for expanded fireworks safety," the city's website read. "The City is seeking community input on potential restrictions on fireworks within the city limits to protect life, safety, and property in Lake Oswego."
The city's survey will be available online until Thursday, April 8.
Oregon law deems fireworks illegal if they travel more than 6 feet on the ground or 12 inches in the air — think fireworks that explode and/or fly into the air like mortars, roman candles and bottle rockets. According to the city's website, legal fireworks include sparklers, cone fountains and ground bloom flowers.
"In May 2013, the City of Lake Oswego enacted City Ordinance 2621 to address the sale, possession, or use of certain fireworks within the City limits," the city's website read. "While it has always been illegal to sell, possess or use these same fireworks in the State of Oregon, this new ordinance makes those actions a City Code violation, which can result in a presumptive fine of $295 or up to $500."
For more information about this ordinance, visit the city's website.
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