If you have been planning to buy your fireworks at the temporary location on M-59 in front of the Hartland Auto Car Wash to help celebrate on Wednesday, you'll be out of luck.
The owners of Crazy Fireworks were shut down Friday because they didn't have a permit to sell at the location.
According to Hartland Township supervisor Bill Fountain, the owners moved their unit to the location on M-59 without applying for or receiving a special event permit through the township.
On Saturday night, according to a police report from the Livingston County sheriff's office, a Hartland man was arrested after a police officer drove by the location and noticed the store had opened back up.
Fountain didn't have any details regarding the arrest over the weekend, but said that the township didn't have any issue with the sale of fireworks within the township.
“As a matter of fact, that same company, that same vendor, has another location that is not in violation,” he said.
Fountain says they allow special permits, but the owners never went through the process that looks to make sure the area is safe.
“You would need to have that (special permit) regardless of what you’re selling,” he said. “It just covers it so it’s safe."
Fountain says the owner received a warning to apply for the permit last Monday and then was ticketed the following day for failing to follow the township’s ordinances.
On Friday, Judge Reader granted the township a restraining order and a court date of July 11 was set.
“Yes, it was shut down,” Fountain said. “By not following our ordinance we went to the judge and the judge agreed with us and gave us a restraining order.”
The vendor’s second location is located in the Eagle Express shopping center.