The suggestion to hold a referendum on banning private fireworks displays was put on hold so that Muskego's new fireworks ordinance can be given a try.
Muskego is the only community in the metropolitan area that allows private residents to put on fireworks displays.
The Common Council meeting as a Committee of the Whole on Tuesday decided it was premature to hold a referendum, favoring instead to see how well the new fireworks ordinance works. The new rules were to get their first tryout last Fourth of July, but due to last summer's drought the city had a burn ban that nixed fireworks. The Public Safety Committee suggested the referendum.
"We have a real good rewrite of the ordinance," Alderman Neil Borgman said.
Alderman Daniel Soltysiak said he would rather see stepped-up enforcement against people being bad neighbors before talking about a referendum.
"I don't think we're ever going to be able to legislate against stupid," he said.
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