East Ridge approves fireworks ordinance

East Ridge approves fireworks ordinance

October 27th, 2011 by Kate Harrison Belz in Local - Breaking News

Attendees watch fireworks at a Fourth of July celebration at Camp Jordan in East Ridge. Tennessee legislators have approved fireworks sales for East Ridge starting July 1, 2012.

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East Ridge City Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance regulating the sale of fireworks in the city tonight.

The ordinance outlines zoning, building and safety standards that all retailers must abide by.

Before the vote, Mayor Brent Lambert took several moments to explain that the ordinance did not legalize the sale of fireworks, which is a state decision.

Tennessee State Legislature voted to allow fireworks retailers in East Ridge in May.

For more information, read Friday's Times Free Press.