Lincoln City Councilors Monday voted down fireworks this summer within the city limits due to dry forest conditions. And they also put on next year’s ballot a permanent end to fireworks period within city limits. The votes were 5-2 among the city councilors.
Discussions leading up to the vote were led by city councilors as well as the Lincoln City Police Department – opinions being expressed by Lincoln City Police Chief Jerry Palmer and his chief deputy. Chief Palmer indicated that major fires over the last few years clearly demonstrated the deep vulnerability of any major fire during the area’s multi-year drought.
When all was said and done the votes among the city councilors were against any fireworks sales or ignition for the upcoming July 4th celebration. The councilors also targeted next year’s 4th of July event but put the event up for Lincoln City residents to vote yes or no.