Archive for Saturday, August 8, 1992


August 8, 1992


A wet Fourth of July has prompted the Douglas County Commission to consider changing the county's ordinance on fireworks at Monday's meeting.

The storm that doused Douglas County on the holiday also spoiled the fireworks sales at some stands in the county and postponed a fireworks show at the Lone Star marina.

Commissioner Louie McElhaney asked commissioners in July to consider allowing fireworks sales for an extra day in cases of inclement weather. Shortly after McElhaney's request, Lone Star marina operator Bob Laskey asked County Administrator Craig Weinaug if he could reschedule a fireworks show at the lake to Labor Day.

Weinaug said the county will consider a home rule resolution that would allow the administrator flexibility to approve an extra day for sales or another day for a fireworks show in case of rain.

He said such a step would mean that commissioners would be required to meet in emergency session to discuss the situation, should it occur again.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the commission meeting room on the second floor of the county courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts streets.

HERE IS Monday's agenda:

Consider Aug. 3 and 7 minutes.

Consider a home rule resolution regulating the sale and use of fireworks in the rural areas of the county and providing penalties for violations.

Consider three reappointments to the East Hills Business Park board of trustees.

Consider accounts payable and appointments; receive comment from commissioners, the county administrator and the public.

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