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Council to look at fireworks sales agreements

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From page A3 | January 23, 2014 | 8 Comments

SUISUN CITY — Nonprofits and community groups that sell fireworks in Suisun City may get a bigger percentage of the profits in the future.

The City Council, at one of its February meetings, plans to take a look at how much the city needs from the annual summertime fireworks sales to pay for the Independence Day fireworks show.

Vice Mayor Lori Wilson brought up the issue Tuesday during council comments, saying that members of the nonprofit and community groups that sell the fireworks have asked to have the issue examined.

During the past two years, after the company that provides the fireworks was paid, Suisun City took 52 percent of the profits of any fireworks sales before any other expenses were paid. The community groups took 48 percent and paid off any expenses, such as insurance and renting a storage container. The city also charged a 12 percent surcharge on the sales.

Some local groups that sold fireworks during the first year didn’t apply the second year because they had problems getting enough volunteers to staff the stands throughout the sales times and saw their share of the profits significantly whittled down by the expenses.

Suisun City collected $58,639 in 2012 from its 52 percent of the sales as well as an additional $24,987 from a 12 percent surcharge. That year’s fireworks show cost between $38,000 and $40,000, according to a report made the council later that year.

“This is not the first time that we have heard this issue,” said City Councilman Mike Segala.

Wilson said the council should examine how much is needed to fund the show and whether the groups should get a larger percentage, since they are taking all the risks of selling the fireworks.

“We want to make sure we are being fair,” said Councilman Mike Hudson, who supported putting the matter on a February council agenda.

Nonprofits groups and community groups interested in selling fireworks at one of three locations have until Feb. 4 to submit applications to the city. A drawing will take place at 10 a.m. Feb. 19 in the Suisun City Council chamber to determine who will get the three permits.

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Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.
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  • CD BrooksJanuary 23, 2014 - 6:48 am

    HELLOOOO Fairfield council. Are you listening?

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  • Mr. PracticalJanuary 23, 2014 - 8:14 am

    CD, if Fairfield jumped on the bandwagon the whole thing would fall apart. The key to this working is allowing the non profits to make a reasonable amount of money for the effort. It takes about 450 volunteer hours to run the booth for the eight days. More booths in the area would make it so no non profits would participate.

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  • CD BrooksJanuary 23, 2014 - 8:30 am

    Mr. Practical, my efforts are aimed at allowing Fairfield residents legal use of fireworks period. I'm really not interested in stepping on Suisun's revenue. Nor do I believe Fairfield would gain that much from it. I just don't think it's right to keep us from participating.

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  • CD BrooksJanuary 23, 2014 - 8:34 am

    ...I meant participating in using fireworks, nothing more.

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  • Mr. PracticalJanuary 23, 2014 - 7:52 pm

    I agree. It hasn't been a problem for Suisun.

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  • innovationinstitutellcJanuary 23, 2014 - 11:32 am

    We are in a drought. With serious drought dangers we think it best that Solano not allow fire works except those handled by Suisun's great annual event. The year 2014 will have enough fires without people playing with dangerous fireworks thanks to the current and future drought. Again Solano is in a drought.

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  • Mr. PracticalJanuary 23, 2014 - 7:54 pm

    The problem is, without the fireworks sales, there is not Suisun City fireworks show. That's how it's funded.

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  • CD BrooksJanuary 23, 2014 - 10:03 pm

    I'm guessing a lot of those firework sales are by citizens of Fairfield that go ahead and use them regardless of the law. If FF decides to allow their use, those sales would likely increase and Suisun would benefit further. Of course at that point, FF may or may not want remuneration and the powers-that-be would have to work that out. I’d like to think it would be a satisfactory arrangement.

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