WINSLOW — The town council narrowly voted Monday to approve a moratorium on the sale of fireworks.
The first reading of the moratorium ordinance was approved 4-3, and was effective immediately. The moratorium will last for 180 days. It does not address the use of fireworks, which will become legal on Jan. 1.
The vote followed a public hearing. Town Clerk Pam Smiley said about 20 residents attended the meeting. Two people spoke in favor of the moratorium. Four people spoke in opposition.
“It was civil,” Smiley said of the hearing.
Councilor Cathy Nadeau said a second reading on the ordinance will be voted on in January. Afterward, the council will form a committee will be formed to determine the pros and cons of fireworks sales and use within the town.
“It just needs to be researched,” she said.

Ben McCanna — 861-9239
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