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We’re All Ears events

Mayor Nancy McNally and Westminster City Council will be part of the annual We’re All Ears program: 7 p.m., July 12 during the Movies in the Park event; 10 a.m., Aug. 10 during the Westminster Faire; 7 p.m., Aug. 16 during the Movie in the Park event.

All events will be at City Park, 10455 Sheridan Blvd.

City begins 2014 budget review

As part of the City of Westminster’s two-year budget process, a budget review will be conducted in late summer to early fall to consider any proposed modifications to the Adopted 2014 Budget that City Council approved in October 2012.

The mid-budget review is intended to consider minor adjustments to the adopted budget and not intended to be a complete re-development of the adopted budget.

Key milestones in the review process include a city council meeting presentations on July 8 and Sept. 9 followed by a study session on Sept. 16 and budget approval on Oct. 14.

City reminds residents of fireworks rules

In Westminster, home fireworks that are legal in the State of Colorado are allowed from midnight on July 3 to noon on July 5.

If the state bans fireworks because of dry conditions, the City of Westminster will likely follow suit. Any device that explodes or leaves the ground on its own power is illegal.

That means firecrackers, cherry bombs, bottle rockets and similar items are not allowed. The Westminster Police Department will be enforcing fireworks regulations as part of their normal patrol functions during the summer.

From June 21-July 7, the Westminster Police Department institutes targeted enforcement measures, with two officers assigned specifically to fireworks regulations.

Illegal fireworks will be confiscated and violators may be issued a summons.

Caution is advised if you use home fireworks. Stay clear of flammable vegetation and structures.

Report use of illegal fireworks to the non-emergency police/fire number, 303-658-4360. To report a fire, call 911.

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