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Kalamazoo Township Board accepts gay rights and fireworks ordinances for first reading


KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP (WKZO) -- Kalamazoo Township Trustees tackled a couple of controversies Monday night, approving a first reading on an ordinance amendment that would protect the rights of members of the LGBT community, and a separate measure that would restrict fireworks use.

Both proposals will be back for public hearings and final approval on July 22nd and judging from board comments, both will pass easily.

One measure will add members of the LGBT community to the groups already protected by the township’s non-discrimination ordinance.

Tuesday evening the Oshtemo Township Board will consider whether or not to order their attorney to draft a similar ordinance for their consideration later this summer.

The Fireworks ordinance would ban use of fireworks from 1am to 8am during the three day holiday periods. Trustees have heard a lot of complaints about fireworks late at night.

The City Of Kalamazoo has already adopted similar ordinances, and the City of Portage is scheduled this evening to consider joining the city and Township and banning the discharge of fireworks between all the holidays as well.