Stanton

City will study sale of fireworks

A FIREWORKS stand in Garden Grove, one of several cities – including Stanton – that allow the sale and use of “safe and sane” fireworks (Orange County Tribune photo).

The subject of the sale of “safe and sane fireworks” in Stanton will get further study.

On Tuesday night, the city council decided to direct city staff to examine the issue, do research and return with a report.  The possibility of banning the legal pyrotechnics was first raised by Councilman Gary Taylor.

The sale and use of state marshal-approved fireworks are legal in Stanton, as well as nearby cities of Buena Park, Garden Grove and Westminster. Sales support non-profit organizations such as youth sports teams and service clubs.

However, complaints from residents about noise, threats to property, annoyance to pets and combat veterans are continuing, and the use of  “safe and sane” devices may make it more difficult to enforce laws against the sale and use of illegal fireworks, which are considered more dangerous.

Election season is now underway in Stanton

Three candidates have pulled nomination papers to run for city council seats in Stanton.

According to the city clerk’s office, they are:

  • Dewayne Normand, seeking the District 2 seat.
  • Hong Alyce Van (an appointed incumbent), seeking the District 2 seat.
  • Carol Warren (incumbent), seeking the District 4 seat.

Candidates have until Aug. 7 to gather and submit nomination petitions with at least 20 signatures from registered voters.  If an incumbent doesn’t file for re-election, the nomination period is extended to Aug. 12 for non-incumbents only.

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  1. Thank goodness! We need to stop the fireworks safe and sane as well as illegal. It is ridiculous the amount of illegal fireworks that are used in Stanton. It’s like being at Disneyland only it is not pleasurable. I’ve had to drug my 62 pound dog for the month leading up to the 4th and especially in the 4th. As I sit here in my backyard at 3:30 in the afternoon on July 16 there are small fireworks going off and my dog is barking and growling. I can’t even take her for a Walk for fear of fireworks going off as she wants to run for cover and it is hard to control her. Thank you In advance for stopping the sale of and using any fireworks.

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