Township Looking To Lower The Booms In Fireworks Displays


Mayor Phil Kramer said he wants to see if the township can limit the types of fireworks used by various commercial organizations in the township to reduce the amount of noise they produce.

Township officials are looking into whether loud fireworks displays can be curtailed.

The effort came at the request of Mayor Phil Kramer, who said he received complaints about an Oct. 9 fireworks display at the Ukranian Cultural Center on Davidson Avenue.

The venue was being used by Kallol of New Jersey, a Bengali/Indian social organization, which was hosting a three-day event.

Kramer said a township resident called him to complain about the loudness of the fireworks.

“I could hear it over the phone,” he said. “These were window-shaking fireworks.”

Catering halls in the township regularly feature fireworks as part of their wedding reception packages.

Kramer said the loudness might be diminished by the township “limiting the types of fireworks.” He said there are certain kinds that flash but do not produce a loud explosion.

Kramer asked township manager Robert Vornlocker to look into the matter.

“I’m not saying that we should cut out fireworks, certainly they are a part of some religious ceremonies,” he said.


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