Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Years 2015

Tomorrow is New Years Eve. In the past here in Bellingham, consumer fireworks have been part of the celebration of the New Year. The updated fireworks ordinance in our City prohibits the possession or use of consumer fireworks. A recent news release by the City indicated that additional police personnel will be on duty this New Years to enforce the fireworks ban. And we need to do our part to help - please report all violations of the ban to the City by calling 911 or 676-6911. An exact location will help! Ask for a call back from authorities. BTW, HAPPY NEW YEAR!. Later . . .

Saturday, December 13, 2014

News Release Regarding Fireworks at New Years

Here's what the City of Bellingham just posted on the City website regarding the ban of consumer fireworks starting this New Years.  Check it out here.  Later . . .

Thursday, December 11, 2014

2014 New Years and the New Consumer Fireworks Ban

Just about a year ago, a posting appeared here (See below) regarding the fact that the updated Bellingham fireworks ordinance, approved by City Council in June, 2014, was not the go into effect for New Years until this year.  A recent piece by Richard Conoboy in the North West Citizen, (http://www.nwcitizen.com/entry/new-years-eve-and-fireworks-ban-in-effect) is certainly worth reading.  Assuming you agree with his view of this situation, I suggest you also express your concerns via an E-Mail to City officials (mayorsoffice@cob.org; CLehman@cob.org; ptmvargas@cob.org; rjmurphy@cob.org; GKnutson@cob.org; JWeiss@cob.org; TBornemann@cob.org; MLilliquist@cob.org 
Cc: crcook@cob.org).  Later . . .

Monday, February 3, 2014

Super Bowl Win

Yesterday's victory by the HAWKS over the Bronco's was awesome.  Not so awesome were fireworks - ALL of which were illegal - on the Southside.  I so look forward to the City's revised - and enforceable - fireworks ordinance going into effect in June.  Later . . .

Thursday, December 5, 2013

This Year's New Year's Fireworks

Just a quick heads up, since the fireworks ban adopted by City Council in June does not go into effect until June 18, 2014.  So, there will more than likely be fireworks at New Year's later this month. They are still "allowed" this year," from 6PM on New Year's Eve (12/31/13) until 1AM on January 1st. Hopefully the current cold weather will still be around so that there will be very few fireworks being shot off.  Later . . .

Friday, November 8, 2013

Election Results Looking Good Fireworks-Wise!

With Roxanne Murphy and Pinky Vargas leading by "comfortable" vote count results of more than 70% and 60%, respectively, of the counted votes, it would appear that any threat to the recently adopted fireworks ban in Bellingham is gone.  Thanks to everyone who considered their public support of the ban when voting for them for the At-Large and Ward 4 City Council positions.  Later . . .

Sunday, October 27, 2013