Because the dry weather makes the danger of fire high, the Muskego mayor and Common Council have banned individual fireworks, even if people have a city permit to have a fireworks display.
They took the action Saturday on the recommendation of the fire chief and a notice from the state Department of Natural Resources. The city already has a burn ban in effect.
If the ban continues through July 7, or the date the permit-holder chose for their display, they can get their money back or ask for the permit to be good for next year if they provide proof of insurance by June 14, 2013.
"The council made the right decision," Mayor Kathy Chiaverotti said. "We think people will understand because everyone wants people to be safe."
The Common Council may review its permitting process and the use of fireworks in the future. Muskego is the only metropolitan-area community that allows individual fireworks displays with permits.
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