Aproposed county ordinance banning the sale of Class C fireworks was presented Tuesday to the Jessamine County Fiscal Court.
The court did not take any action on the ordinance, which would require two readings before approval.
Jessamine County Fire Chief Mike Rupard said the ordinance is identical to one passed recently by the Nicholasville City Commission but would apply to the county.
“If we don’t adopt it, a person can simply step outside the city limits and sell whatever they want,” he said.
The ordinance would apply to Class C fireworks, which basically are fireworks that shoot up in the air, he said.It would not prohibit organizations that want to put on a fireworks show, using a licensed person to set off the fireworks, from doing so, he told the court.
The court decided to discuss the proposed ordinance at a later meeting but did not determine when that would be.
In other business, the court:
• announced it had received bids for the annual County-Wide Clean Up but took no action, delaying the selection for a later meeting.
• voted to bid out work for the work on the replacement/repair of the HVAC system on the Cassity Building at 117 S. Main St., and voted to include the repair/replacement of the RTU system at the sheriff’s office with that work bid.
• received a $7,500 grant, which was applied for by the Jessamine County Conservation District, to help with the costs of the County-Wide Clean Up. The District also plans to present the court with a $5,000 grant in March or April to help with costs of dead animal removal in the county.
The next fiscal court meeting is scheduled for March 5 in the Jessamine County Courthouse.