Bibb County Commission passes fireworks ordinance

According to Commissioner Mallory Jones, tbe county commission has just passed and the mayor has signed an ordinance making it illegal to use fireworks after 9 PM on nearly all nights of the year.

The statement by Jones reads as follows:

Macon-Bibb County Commissioner Mallory Jones
Macon-Bibb County Commissioner Mallory Jones. Photo courtesy Facebook.

“To all our Citizens who get up and go to work everyday, To our Seniors, to our Retirees, to our Moms and Dads and their Children, to our Veterans who suffer from PTSD, and to all the Pet Owners and their terrified pets, & to anyone else who believes they have the right to Peace and Quiet in their own Neighborhood, Your Voice has been Heard. Effective July 19, 2016, the Ordinance has Passed and Signed by the Mayor stating that the Macon-Bibb Commission has prohibited the use of fireworks between the hours of 9:00 pm and 11:59 pm on all days of the year, with the exception of January 1,
July 3, July 4, and December 31. This officially amends the Code of Ordinances of Macon-Bibb County to include the use of fireworks as a prohibited noise violation during the aforementioned hours.

To those who like to use fireworks, you can still use them eleven hours a day. Please Be Careful!”

Author: Doug Deal

Founder Doug Deal is a former chemical engineer from Georgia Tech who switched careers into software development at the turning of the millennium. He has lived in Macon for nearly 12 years and started Macon Community News in 2013 with his wife Lauren. His goal in starting the newspaper was to publicize positive news because he grew tired of so much negativity driving most local coverage. He has 2 children, Sam and Isobel.