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City council to consider new fireworks restrictions July 9

City council to consider new fireworks restrictions July 9

WHITEHALL, Mich.—The Whitehall City Council will consider further restrictions on consumer fireworks during their July 9 meeting.

The proposed amendment would prohibit the use of consumer fireworks between 1 a.m. and 8 a.m. the day before, after and of a national holiday.  The amendment would be in addition to current state restrictions, which prohibit residents from lighting consumer fireworks every day except the day before, after and on a national holiday.  Many West Michigan communities enacted similar rules prior to the Fourth of July.

As part of the July 9 meeting, the city council is expected to amend the city’s “Keeping of Animals” ordinance, clarifying livestock, exotic and wild animals are prohibited in all districts.  The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at 405 E. Colby St.

Warm weather leads to more dog complaints and attacks

Warm weather leads to more dog complaints and attacks

WHITEHALL, Mich.—The Whitehall police chief says the warm weather is leading to a rise in dog incidents.

Council member Tanya Cabala brought up the issue during the city council meeting  June 11.  According to Police Chief Roger Squires, officers have responded to several animal complaints this spring, including at least three dog bites within about a week.

Police Chief Roger Squires says dog owners are being ticketed for the recent spate of incidents.

Pet Paparazzi: Send us your pics!

Pet Paparazzi: Send us your pics!

Calling all residents, we want your pet photos! Send us your pet's cutest, silliest, craziest photo and it may make it on your city's community site. The more creative, the better! Make sure you include your name and the name of your pet along with their breed, your city of residence and, if you like, add a caption.

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