Battle Ground is asking city residents for input about the impact and use of fireworks around the Fourth of July as it reviews regulations.
Fireworks can currently be used during the week of Independence Day, June 28 through July 5, and for New Year’s celebrations, December 27–31.
These parameters provide as much fireworks use as the state of Washington will allow, but city governments have the power to restrict them further if they so choose. Last year, following a 2015 vote by its city council, the city of Vancouver implemented a complete ban of fireworks within city limits.
When announcing the survey last week, city staff wrote that the goal was “to better understand the use and impact of personal fireworks under current city of Battle Ground regulations.”
The survey will run until 5 p.m., April 27. The Battle Ground City Council will receive the results at its May 7 council meeting.
The survey is available online at cityofbg.org/formcenter/fire-marshal-15/fireworks-survey-75
works-survey, or a hard copy can be picked up at the following locations:
• Battle Ground City Hall, 109 SW 1st Street
• Battle Ground Police Department, 507 SW 1st Street
• Battle Ground Fire Station, 505 SW 1st Street
• Battle Ground Community Center, 912 East Main Street.