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Ellis council OKs fireworks permit, but group doesn't plan to use it


By The Hays Daily News

By The Hays Daily News

ELLIS -- The Ellis City Council adopted a resolution at Friday's special meeting to ban the use of fireworks within city limits during the Fourth of July holiday.

But at Monday's regular meeting, the council again took under consideration an application for a fireworks permit from the Ellis Softball/Baseball Association. A motion to allow the ESBA to sell fireworks passed by a 3-1 vote. According to City Clerk Amy Burton, however, the organization has opted not to sell fireworks in the midst of area-wide bans.

The sale and use of fireworks in the cities of Hays, Schoenchen and Victoria, as well as the rural areas of Ellis County, is prohibited this year during the holiday.

Also Monday, the city OK'd a resolution to write a letter to the state requesting a six-month extension for the implementation of the concealed carry law, which goes into effect July 1.