A survey circulated to all property owners in the Township in January 2023 with the Interim Tax Bill. The survey was also promoted on Township communication channels including the newsletter and social media accounts.
The survey was open to residents and landowners within the Township of Mulmur. Collection began in January 2023 and was closed March 14, 2023 when the Township was no longer receiving responses.
Note: written comments submitted by residents and included below are verbatim and have not been altered.
Summary of Submissions
Total Number of Survey Responses
4 (1 Test, 3 Non-Resident)
Total Eligible Submissions
Q1 – Contact Information
Information provided to the Township within this section is not included to protect the personal and private contact information of respondents.
Q2 – Which type of fireworks should be permitted in Mulmur (Check all that apply)
Fireworks should not be permitted: 29.25% (98 respondents)
Fireworks should be permitted 70.75% (238 respondents)
- 58.51% (196) - Display Fireworks
- 51.34% (172) - Family Fireworks
- 17.91% (60) - Flying Lanterns
- 1.49% (5) – Other
- All of the above, but it wont let me select that.
- Only permitted in residential towns such as Mansfield. Or commercial properties with permit such as Pine River or Mansfield Ski Club
- Display fireworks only at scheduled public events
- Only organized community events or with permits
Q3 – If permitted, when should fireworks be allowed?
Fireworks should not be permitted: 36.01% (121)
Fireworks should be permitted: 63.99% (215)
- Special Occasions: 38.39% (129)
- Year Round: 25.6% (86)
Q4 / Q5 – Should fireworks be permitted on specific holidays?
No: 32.11% (105)
Yes: 67.89% (222)
- 98.66% (221) – Canada Day
- 80.8% (181) – Victoria Day
- 68.3% (153) – New Years Eve
- 50.45% (113) – Diwali/Deepawali
- 47.77% (107) – Labour Day
- 46.88% (105) – Civic Holiday
- Birthdays and parties
- All day everyday, let’s not go down this road of restrictions
- None, give a little, take a mile…time for all or NOTHING
- With notification to Township and Neighbours
- Should be allowed year round and not just on holidays.
- Any time
- Only in special areas that are controlled
- Family Day
- Only in winter with now cover
- Any holiday
- If a group or family would like to celebrate an event and include fireworks, I don’t see an issue with it.
- Only if put on by the town
- Keep religious holidays out of it
- Any day including holidays
- Any day
- People like communal displays as a celebratory bonding event
- Guy falkes night
- Special family occasions with permission of township
- 1) my birthday, 2) if I win the lotto day, 3) if king Charles gets a day, I’d say no to that one
- Guy fawkes night
- Family day weekend, thanksgiving weekend, Christmas
- Sparklers only
- On selected holidays ONLY in certain designated areas
- Only display fireworks
- Any of the above, but only community events or by special permit
Q6 – Do you think the Township should require permits to set off fireworks?
No: 45.54% (153)
Yes: 37.50% (126)
N/A: 16.96% (57)
Q7/Q8 – Does the current use of fireworks in Mulmur impact you?
No: 46.53% (154)
Yes: 53.47% (177)
- Pets: 73.63% (134)
- Noise: 64.29% (117)
- Sleep: 43.41% (79)
- Safety: 35.71% (65)
- Livestock: 32.42% (59)
- Other: 26.37% (48)
- Mental Health: 22.53% (41)
- Property Damage: 19.78% (36)
- Light: 10.99% (20)