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Mercer to finalize fireworks ordinance

MERCER, Wis. — The Town of Mercer Board of Supervisors is one step away from finalizing a new fireworks ordinance that will include a permitting process.

The board held a hearing prior to its regular meeting on Thursday, where the supervisors reviewed ordinances of seven other Wisconsin cities and towns. The board directed Fritz Schellgell, legal counsel for the township, to draft the ordinance for consideration at the next regular meeting.

Schellgell said the ordinances are not complicated but clearly state what is permissible under Wisconsin Statute 167.10 governing fireworks. The ordinance...

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