These are the kinds of stories and reactions I would expect from people that
come from tropical climates were yearly rainfall is measured in feet. In a
desert climate hot and dry for several months are natural events and not unusual
at all. Even the grass fires across the range are natural and necessary events
to cleanse the land and the rebirth of native plants.What has
changed? Political careers without obligations or accountability to citizens. In
the past 100 years of desert living most desert dwellers developed means and
methods to protect land, property, crops, and animals from grass fires. It has
become politically popular to outsource duties of Mayors, police, fire
departments, trash collectors, sewer cleaners, dog catcher, and all other city
services so they can't be held accountable while still maintaining and
keeping their political "careers". Cities and townships are training
grounds for political careers and money laundering and fraudulent tax collection
and dispersions, not duty to citizens or residents.City
incorporation is the death sentence of local citizens independence and choices
How could you miss Farmington City? They were the first to announce
restrictions about a month ago. Is it no longer news worthy? Just call your
pals at Channel 13 or Channel 4 and ask them about it.
Anyone who has been paying attention to the news the past few months would know
that Utah is extremely flammable right now, and we've had dozens of nasty
fires that have been human-caused, which is quite a bit different than how
"nature" would have intended to cleanse the land.It's
actually a sad commentary that cities are having to impose restrictions. I, for
one, don't see fireworks as a personal right that I have to invoke. If a
fire can be triggered by a hot muffler, imagine the damage that could happen due
to a wayward spark. I'd like to see more personal responsibility--more
people realizing they are putting so many others at risk and affecting
other's livelihood when they light fireworks inside a tinder box.
Now in the time for the Utah Legislature and Gov. Herbert to propose and pass
legislation requiring under certain "emergency" weather conditions to
uniform firework standards throughout the state of Utah. Fires know no
boundaries and neither respects city and county jurisdictions. Fires will just
as easily cross over from Salt Lake City to West Valley City or Syracuse to
Clearfield. Fires threaten everybody and everything and having one uniform
standard so that Utahns throughout the state whether they get their fireworks
from Wyoming and use them at their relative's home will have a clear
understanding when, where, and how to use fireworks appropriately without having
to guess. Just because one city's city council and legal attorney prefer
one standard shouldn't be the reason a home and property and life bordering
on the threshold of a neighboring city have to suffer loss and tragedy.
Still haven't revised the article to include Farmington, eh, Des News?
to My2Cents..... we may live in the desert and it is natural that it is dry
all year long, but don't you think it's just common sense not to light
fireworks in a desert when everything is tinder box dry? in case you
weren't aware, fireworks are NOT natural in the desert. therefore, this is
not a knee jerk reaction to no rain.
In this same day of news, your governor wants to ban shooting.But, there
is partial bans on fireworks. Strange state.
Hey they announced that fireworks are all restricted in Manti except for the
fireworks show on July 4th which will be put on by the fire department.
This must be where the "great thinkers" seem to congregate. Any one of
you care to inform the rest of us as to which fire was caused by fireworks this
year? This cry of "wolf!" by the few of you is seriously puzzling. I
could understand your call for care regarding the use of cigarette butts,
backhoes, or even (new for 2012) target shooting. Your rationale is akin to
calling for the banning of rabbits after several cases of dog bites.
Bluffdale had a ban on the EAST side of Redwood/camp williams rd. well, on the
east side of the road is a neighborhood with green lawns, across redwood is a
field that leads to the mountain that herriman had on fire last year...but alas,
who lives on the west side of redwood??? Bluffdale mayor and ALL of the city
councelmen!!! so...they had a token fireworks banning, but they were careful
not to have an affect on their own celebrations!!!! Looks like I'll be
voting for a new Bluffdale Gov!! NO incumbants!