I believe Barbara Carrell is correct about banning the fireworks in Lakewood. She states about the fires, pets, the mess afterwards, and the noise, (days before and days after), not mentioning the pyrotechnic injuries, alcohol, speeding cars to get back home to light more fireworks after seeing the big displays around here, and this is where I come in. I have to work the following day as many others in Lakewood. I would like to get to sleep around 11 pm on 4th of Julys so I can be alert for the next work day. One 4th of July at 1 am, I got out of bed and walked about 4 houses down where there was a party in progress and knocked on their door very loud because I meant business. Apparently they knew it was an irate neighbor because no one answered the door, everybody got quiet. But the outcome could have been different. Believe me, I haven’t been the only one to do this around Lakewood.
We should get a petition to put it to a vote, because apparently our council in Lakewood doesn’t care or they would ban the fireworks here on a vote of their own. This is 2007, not 1967. Lets ban fireworks here now and get on with our lives.
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