Grand Haven cancels Fourth of July fireworks show – Grand Haven Tribune
Grand Haven’s City Council on Monday evening unwillingly elected to cancel the city’s 2021 Fourth of July fireworks show.The City board had considered terminating the show a month earlier, but consented to hold off in hopes that COVID-19 numbers, both in your area and statewide, would certainly be trending in a much more favorable direction.Instead, over the past week, Ottawa Region has actually averaged almost 200 new COVID-19 instances daily. In the very first two weeks of April, the region has virtually matched the variety of instances reported in the month of March. Ashley Latsch, aide to the city manager, said the Ottawa County Department of Public Health and wellness suggested the termination of the July 4 fireworks reveal.”Health concerns still mostly exist because of the public wellness scenario
, as well as instances are increasing in the community as well as throughout the region,”Latsch claimed.”It’s not the response that we desired, however it’s the answer we need to eventually
deal with, “Councilman Dennis Scott said.When the council pressed back its decision last month, it agreed to pay a$5,000 down payment with the business employed by the city to generate the show. Latsch said that Wolverine Fireworks Show Inc. pressed back the due day of a deposit to April 13, which implies the city did not need to invest that cash on a show that was inevitably canceled.Mayor Bob Monetza claimed that ending on the fireworks reveal is frustrating, yet unpreventable.”I’m glad we spent some time
and also did some initial examination, but things have actually not gotten better,”he said.”From our viewpoint, hosting this boils down to public wellness as well as public safety. We have an uncommonly big, preferred event in an uncommon stuffed location. That makes it really difficult.”I would significantly like to have this event happen. All of us would like that,”Monetza added.