New fireworks ordinance leads to fewer complaints

David Harrum, owner of the fireworks stand on Route NN just south of the Missouri Route H and U.S. 54 intersection in Fulton, checks his fireworks inventory Tuesday. Harrum said he may keep the stand open only for a day or so. He said sales this year at his location just outside Fulton were down a little, mainly because of increased competiton from new fireworks stands inside Fulton that are now legal.

David Harrum, owner of the fireworks stand on Route NN just south of the Missouri Route H and U.S. 54 intersection in Fulton, checks his fireworks inventory Tuesday. Harrum said he may keep the stand open only for a day or so. He said sales this year at his location just outside Fulton were down a little, mainly because of increased competiton from new fireworks stands inside Fulton that are now legal. Photo by Don Norfleet.

A new ordinance that allows people to buy and set off fireworks inside Fulton’s city limits caused no problems during the Independence Day weekend for law enforcement and fire departments, city officials said Tuesday.

One problem caused by the ordinance was a decrease in sales this year at the fireworks stand just south of Fulton’s city limits on Route NN near the intersection of Route H and U.S. 54.

David Harrum said he has set up a fireworks stand at the Route NN location every year for the last five years. He said sales were down a little this year from previous years. He attributes most of this to increased competition from new fireworks stands set up inside the city limits of Fulton.

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