Fayetteville considers allowing sale of fireworks

FAYETTEVILLE, AR (AP) - Fayetteville's city council is considering allowing the sale of fireworks within city limits during an 8-day period surrounding Independence Day.

City residents in the past have had to buy their fireworks outside the city. The proposal before the council Tuesday would allow fireworks to be sold at approved locations within Fayetteville from June 28 to July 5.

Mayor Lioneld Jordan says the city has lost out on sales-tax dollars because of the current ban. Fire Chief David Dayringer says allowing in-town fireworks sales could generate $18,000 annually in sales taxes and another $7,000 in permit fees.

The proposal has support from most council members and is expected to pass.

Information from: Northwest Arkansas Times, http://www.nwanews.com/times/

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