Lake Panorama Fireworks Update
The Fourth of July holiday brings two types of fireworks to Lake Panorama.
The annual “Fire in the Sky” fireworks display sanctioned by the Lake Panorama Association, and put on by the Scheiring family, will be at dusk on Saturday, July 1. The fireworks will be set off from the traditional spot at Shady Beach. For safety reasons, the LPA Lake Patrol and the Iowa DNR require boats anchored during the display to have running lights on during the show.
With the passage of a bill in the 2017 Iowa legislative session, consumer fireworks now can be legally sold in Iowa. At its May meeting, the LPA board discussed what this expanded availability could mean to Lake Panorama.
While the board didn’t develop new rules to regulate fireworks on members’ property, a motion was passed that states the LPA does not consent to the use of consumer fireworks on LPA-owned property, such as beaches, campgrounds, parking lots, roads, the marina, golf courses and community areas.
Guests of Lake Panorama National and Clover Ridge Timeshares are being notified of this action. Both LPA members and guests can be found in violation of LPA rules if they use consumer fireworks on LPA property, and could be subject to a monetary fine.
LPA members also are reminded they are responsible to avoid any activity that could be declared a nuisance to their neighbors. And that they are liable for any damage or injury they or their guests cause to neighbors and their property.