Due to the high fire hazard this year, Taylorsville Mayor Russ Wall has signed an executive order to restrict fireworks in certain areas in Taylorsville. He urges residents to individually ban using fireworks this season.
“We will be putting on a great fireworks show at Taylorsville Dayzz Friday and Saturday evening at 10 p.m.,” said Wall. “Count that as your July fireworks and donate the money you would’ve spent on fireworks to the Taylorsville Food Bank.”
With the increasing number of wildfires, city officials want to make sure potential emergencies are mitigated. “Our number one concern is the safety of our residents and businesses and the protection of their property,” said Wall.
A map with areas that are off-limits for fireworks is attached to the order. It includes large open spaces, parks, schools, trails, golf courses, and the Jordan River parkway. A 500 foot buffer from these areas needs to be maintained when operating fireworks.
Wall said additional police officers will be on patrol during the July holidays to make sure fireworks being used are legal. Additional fire crews will also stand ready.
Wall said the Taylorsville Dayzz fireworks held this Friday and Saturday are done by professionals and fire department personnel will be on hand to make sure there are no problems.
Checks made out to the Taylorsville Food Bank, can be mailed to or dropped off at Taylorsville City Hall - 2600 W. Taylorsville Blvd, Taylorsville, UT 84129.