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Fireworks Keep Up Residents At Night

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Unhappy neighbors say Lansing's noise ordinance did not do its job keeping things quiet overnight.

The ordinance is supposed to stop people from shooting fireworks from 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this year.

Residents say that noise was definitely an issue but the Lansing Police Department say things are quieter than last year. LPD says they only received 111 noise complaints versus 183 last year. But some people say it wasn't enough.

"It actually started not even yesterday maybe the day before," said Samantha Danbert, Lansing resident. "They were going off for most of the day and we didn't realize it was fireworks at first. Just kind of loud bangs here and there but they continued all day."

She just moved to Lansing's east side but spent last year's holiday in East Lansing. She says the two cities sounded very different on the fourth of July.  

"I don't remember hearing fireworks at all last year and this year we were up most of the night and the dog was up most of the night."

The Lansing Police Department enforced the city's noise ordinance and said that it helped keep things quiet.  

"Most of the complaints came in around 12 a.m. to 3 a.m. so it was pretty conducive to what the community was looking for," said Captain Daryl Green from the Lansing Police Department.

Others didn't think the ordinance helped.

"I don't think so at all. It was really loud all last night. We even had a firecracker end up in our hot tub and they were definitely going off all night long," said Danbert.

Danbert also adds that she hopes that next year things are quieter.

 

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