Plymouth Township’s Council to consider stricter fireworks ordinance

In July, reported that Governor Tom Wolf had signed into law new regulations involving fireworks. This was in response to complaints that a 2017 law that loosened the regulations went too far and led to fireworks being shot off in neighborhoods on a regular basis over the summer months. On the October

Under the updated state law, municipalities can now prohibit the use of fireworks in areas where the building density doesn’t provide for a 150-foot setback. The state also now allows municipal governments to limit the use of fireworks between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. There are exceptions such as Independence Day and New Year’s Eve when they can be shot off until 1:00 a.m.

On the October 11th agenda for Plymouth Township’s Council is a proposed ordinance that would amend the township’s code as it pertains to fireworks. The proposed ordinance would align the township’s code with the new state law.

You can read the proposed ordinance here.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the Greater Plymouth Community Center.