Fire­works given OK in Bryant, not in Ben­ton

The Saline Courier - - FRONT PAGE - By Sarah Perry [email protected]­ton­

With mid­night mark­ing the be­gin­ning of a new year — and decade — many Sa­line County res­i­dents are mak­ing plans for cel­e­bra­tions.

Ac­cord­ing to city or­di­nances, res­i­dents in Bryant are al­lowed to shoot fire­works on New Year’s Eve, but Ben­ton res­i­dents are only al­lowed to shoot fire­works for the Fourth of July hol­i­day.

In Bryant, fire­works are al­lowed from noon un­til 10 p.m. to­day and noon to 10 p.m. Wed­nes­day.

In­di­vid­u­als are en­cour­aged to use fire­works in a “safe and sane man­ner,” ac­cord­ing to the Bryant or­di­nance.

Sev­eral reg­u­la­tions for where fire­works may be used are out­lined in the or­di­nance.

No fire­works may be dis­charged within the bound­aries or within 300 feet of any public park owned or main­tained by the city un­less the per­son re­spon­si­ble has a public dis­play per­mit.

Also, fire­works may not be dis­charged upon any public street, al­ley, road or right-of-way. Fire­works should not be dis­charged within 1,000 feet of any hospi­tal, nurs­ing or as­sisted liv­ing fa­cil­ity.

No fire­works may be dis­charged under or upon a mo­tor ve­hi­cle or within 300 feet of any gas sta­tion; gas oil, or propane stor­age fa­cil­ity or other area which is highly flammable by na­ture, ac­cord­ing to the or­di­nance.

Sa­line Courier File Photo

Fire­works line a ta­ble at a lo­cal fire­work stand. For New Year’s Eve cel­e­bra­tions, fire­works us­age is al­lowed in Bryant, but is not al­lowed in Ben­ton.

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