It’s about that time of year…the time that comes in and out with a bang.

Last year was too much of a bang for some Nevada folks. So the Nevada City Council reworked its allowance for fireworks, reducing the days and times that it will allow residents to discharge them this year.

“I believe the Nevada City Council received a good deal of input from their constituents and were seeking a compromise for those on each side of this issue,” said Nevada City Administrator Matt Mardesen.

The compromise is a new ordinance, which has already gone through three readings and passed on May 14. It allows the following dates and times for discharging fireworks in the Nevada city limits:

July 1, 2 and 3: Fireworks may be discharged from 6-10 p.m.

July 4: Fireworks may be discharged from noon to 11 p.m.

Mardesen hopes residents will be respectful of the new dates and times. “I felt that the council evaluated the input and research conducted on this topic, as there was public support to ban the discharging of fireworks, while at the same time those who wanted to enjoy fireworks.”