Council meeting has fireworks and the Fourth on agenda

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Even though it’s only spring, the Fourth of July is right around the corner.

Williamston City Council members March 24 approved a fireworks display permit for First Baptist Church.

“The church wants to have another firework display,” said Mayor James Deforest.

This will be the fifth annual firework display at First Baptist Church and on the program it says weather permitting said Deforest.

As with all firework displays, the date might be changed.

 “You might remember two years ago it was extremely dry for July third and they postponed it and ended up having it the third week of August,” said Deforest. “They had to coincide with the last Thursday night band shell because it was so dry on that day.”

July third is a Thursday so it might coincide with a band shell concert, said Deforest.

“A lot of people enjoy this,” said Deforest. “I love it. I just take my patio furniture out to my driveway and I can just watch it from my home”

“Have we had any complaints?” asked City Engineer Scott DeVries.

“Two years ago we some complaint from a homeowner,” said City Manager Alan Dolley. “The wind was blowing from the south to the north and he was upset with the debris that was in his yard. But he was the only call we received, the other neighbors we didn’t hear a word from.”

Alan also said last year we didn’t hear a thing.

“Everything’s gone well in the past, so we have no concerns,” said Police Chief Bob Young.Police Chief Bob Young explaining how past firework displays went well.

Police Chief Bob Young explaining how past firework displays went well.

Police Chief Bob Young explaining how past firework displays went well.

 The fire trucks and police cars go out there before the show even starts so they are right on site said DeForest.

Miranda Bryant

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