Carlisle Borough Council approved an ordinance Thursday that bans the use of fireworks on borough-owned property.
The ban applies to any borough-owned street, sidewalk, park or building. Violators could be fined up to $1,000.
The ordinance was developed as the borough and other municipalities around the country saw an increased use of fireworks over the summer.
After receiving 156 complaints in a single week about hazardous fireworks, the council voted in July to send a letter to state legislators urging them to change or repeal the Pennsylvania fireworks law and to pass legislation to limit the use of fireworks in populated areas.
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