MONESSEN (KDKA) – The Monessen City Council has adopted two new ordinances, one regarding fireworks and another regarding parking.

The fireworks ordinance is based on Pennsylvania regulations – requiring those that wish to shoot fireworks to acquire a permit from the city, be bonded for certain types of fireworks, and bans shooting them off on public streets or sidewalks and within 150 feet of any structure.

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The ordinance also places a curfew for fireworks.

On certain holidays such as New Year’s Eve, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Fourth of July, and Labor Day, the curfew is midnight. Every other day is 10:00 p.m.

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As for parking, the new ordinance abolishes parking meters in the downtown area and establishes free 2-hour parking zones.

Leased parking is confirmed, no-parking zones are established, and fines for parking violations are all part of the ordinance.

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Mayor Matthew Shorraw says the parking ordinance will hopefully attract new businesses to Downtown Monessen.