At their meeting Tuesday the Buffalo City Council approved a request from the Buffalo Downtown Association to have a fireworks display downtown during their “Light Up Buffalo” celebration November 24th.
Patty Reid, representing the BDA, spoke to the council to request a variance in the city's fireworks ban to allow State Senator Bruce Burns to put on the display.
Burns spoke to the council to dispel any concerns they had.
Burns said he will work closely with Buffalo Fire Chief Gomer Gammon to make the display as safe as possible and made sure the council was aware that Gammon had full control to stop the display at any time for any reason should he see fit.
The fireworks display will be at about 5:30pm in Prosinski Park Saturday, November 24th, in conjunction with all of the BDA's events happening with the “Light Up Buffalo” celebration.
Only Class “C” or consumer-grade fireworks will be used with nothing that shoots too high, too wide, or that is especially loud, according to Burns. It will still be visually spectacular, he said.
The council approved the variance on the city's fireworks ban specifically for Burns' display only, and no private fireworks will be allowed. Anyone shooting off fireworks will be subject to a fine.