Fishers Town Council Update


What happened: The council approved a request to adopt an ordinance concerning the use of fireworks in town

What it means: An ordinance is now in place that directly defines consumer fireworks and establishes when residents can legally set them off. Consumer fireworks include roman candles, shells, “sky rockets,” firecrackers, salutes and more. On July 4, consumer fireworks can be set off between 10 a.m. and midnight. From June 29 to July 3 and from July 5 through July 9, consumer fireworks can be used from 5 p.m. to two hours after sunset, according to the ordinance. The window of opportunity for fireworks users on New Year’s Eve is from 10 a.m. on Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. on Jan. 1.

What’s next: First, second and third reading was held at once. Those that break the ordinance can be fined $150 on the first instance and $250 for each following offense. The full ordinance can be found online at

What happened: First reading was held for an amendment to the Britton Falls planned unit development

What it means: Pulte Homes of Indiana, LLC wants to take recently acquired property and transform it into another 180 lots, as well as a secondary community center, at the Del Webb age-restricted subdivision on Fishers’ east-side. The amendment would allow for a third entrance to be added to the area as well as providing for a 12-acre park, both having an impact on Britton Falls, according to a staff report.

What’s next: Second reading will likely be held at the next council meeting, 7 p.m. May 8. Typically, public comment is held at second reading. This PUD’s history stretches back to 2006.

What happened: A request to apply for a grant was approved in the consent agenda

What it means: FPD can apply for a grant that helps fund replacement ballistic vests. According to a council action form, the Bulletproof Vest Partnership funds “no more than half the cost” of the purchases.  The grant could amount to $10,500.

What’s next: The grant application can be completed.