Eureka council may OK fireworks show, new speed limits

Mad River Union

EUREKA – The Eureka City Council is scheduled tonight, March 17 to approve an agreement with Pyro Spectaculars North Inc. to put on this year’s Fourth of July fireworks show. The council’s regular meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Eureka City Hall, 531 K St., Eureka.

The annual event is the grand finale to the Eureka Main Street Fourth of July Festival, an all-day celebration in Old Town Eureka. Thousands line the waterfront or set up chairs on Woodley Island to watch the show.

Under the agreement with Pyro, based in McClellan, Calif., the city will pay the company $35,000 to get permits, provide insurance and put on the fireworks show.

According to a staff report for tonight’s meeting, former Councilmember Mike Jones will coordinate the fundraising to pay for the entire show.

Eureka city staff would help with security, barge and tug services and “other logistical needs.”

Also at tonight’s meeting the council will hear a report from the Eureka Chamber of Commerce on its annual marketing plan and will vote on an ordinance to change speed limits on several city streets.

Below is a press release from the City of Eureka regarding the speed limits:

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