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Holland to Deal with Fire Acts; New Fireworks Ordinances in Effect


HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - Fire and firecrackers are in the news in Holland.

A group of city officials are expected today to finalize regulations on Holland Street Performers that use fire in time for tomorrow’s festivities downtown. One juggler and several other acts had to suspend that portion of their performance last month over organizers’ concerns about spectator safety. The regulations would be in place through the end of the weekly Thursday Downtown Street Performer series on August 22nd.

Meanwhile, starting today, new ordinances dealing with fireworks and noise around 10 federal holidays take effect in the City of Holland. Patterned after new state law, the Tulip City code allows fireworks, between 8 AM and 1 AM, on the day before, the holiday itself, and the day after, with violators facing up to 90 days in jail and a 500-dollar fine for the misdemeanor offense. Holland Township has a similar ordinance now in its books.