Catawba Island Township Trustees met in a Special Meeting on Friday, July 1, and voted unanimously to pass a resolution banning the discharge, ignition and/or explosion of 1.4G (consumer grade) fireworks in Catawba Island Township. The trustees ban was in answer a new Ohio fireworks law provided recently by Ohio House Bill 172 and a change in the Ohio Revised Code.
The Catawba Island Township Trustees resolution to ban fireworks was encouraged and supported by the township police and fire departments.
The decision by trustees was made in an effort to ensure the health and safety of residents, visitors, residential property, businesses, woodlands, and agricultural property. The resolution does not apply to licensed fireworks exhibitors that comply with all regulations determined by the State Fire Marshal.