BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Bangor could be the next municipality to ban the sale and use of fireworks.
In a meeting Wednesday, Bangor City Council voted 7-3 to refer an order to ban the use and sale of fireworks, meaning the council kept the ban on the table for its next meeting on October 24.
The council indefinitely postponed an order to allow the sale of fireworks in city limits.
"It's a little disappointing," said Rep. Douglas Damon, who sponsored the bill to legalize fireworks in the last legislative session.
"It is an industry. It's a place people can work," he said.
"It's revenue for the city as well as the state of Maine."
Before the vote, the council listened to public comment, weighing the benefits of job creation and revenue against concerns for safety and standard of living.