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Mercer to update fireworks ordinance

MERCER, Wis. — The town of Mercer Board of Supervisors will revisit the fireworks ordinance in June, following action at its regular meeting Thursday.

The board 5-0 approved a request to create a town fireworks permit and moved discussion of the permitting criteria for sales, possession and use to the June board meeting. The permit would also exempt the local fire department or designated organization for the purpose of a public display fireworks.

Local municipalities may pass ordinances that enhance the state statute governing fireworks use, sales and possession, said town attorney Fritz...