TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - For now fireworks use is not restricted outside Lafayette and West Lafayette limits. A proposed fireworks ordinance was read for the second time at Monday's Tippecanoe County Commissioners meeting.
The ordinance would restrict fireworks use to the ten days surrounding the Fourth of July and News Years Eve and Day.
Right now fireworks can be used in the county any day until 11 p.m.
Commissioner Tom Murtaugh moved to amend the current ordinance so people living outside the county's urban boundary would be excluded.
Incorporated towns like Shadeland, Clarks Hill, Dayton, and Battle Ground will also be excluded.
"Roughly it's going to include what you see outside the city limits that has subdivisions, and more dense housing," Murtaugh said.
The amended ordinance passed two to one on its first reading. Its second reading will take place at the September 16 meeting.
To see a map of the urban boundaries visit the commissioners' website at http://www.tippecanoe.in.gov/commissioners/
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