City crews begin clean-up after July 4th celebrations

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Updated: 7/05/2013 8:51 pm
There will be no extended holiday for crews working to clean up at Mackenzie Park. 

Thousands enjoyed the Fourth on Broadway picnic in the park, concert, and the professional fireworks extravaganza Thursday night. While most celebrated responsibly, some didn't get the message that using personal fireworks is illegal within the city limits. Tanya Meadows with the American Wind Power Center said that placed the nearby museum at risk. 

"It's not a controlled atmosphere, and many of our windmills are wooden and one of the last of their kind," Meadows said. "If something happened to them, it would be almost impossible to replace them. So it's a real major concern for us."

"We write hundreds of tickets," LPD Sergeant Jason Lewis said. "We try and address that every single year. We try and confiscate the fireworks and turn them in to the fire stations, and we do everything we can."

With Independence Day weekend celebrations still ahead, police and sheriffs deputies strongly encourage you to adhere to all fireworks regulations. 
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