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SUNSET BEACH—Residents say something needs to be done about fireworks, especially on the island.
But town officials say the state preempts any local rules governing the issue.
The remarks followed a discussion at the April 7 town council meeting in which town attorney Michael Isenberg said the town does not have an ordinance prohibiting fireworks “because the state preempted us.”
If someone violates the fireworks rule, “they’ll be charged with a misdemeanor,” Isenberg said.
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