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Cedarburg prepares for 4th of July Parade amid new ordinance

Posted at 10:15 PM, Jul 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-03 23:15:08-04

The Cedarburg 4th of July Parade has long been a regional favorite. Every year more than 15,000 people line Washington Avenue for the floats and bands according to the Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce.

The chamber puts on the parade and this year those that attend are dealing with the potential enforcement of a long-standing city ordinance. 

For years locals have known that you aren’t supposed to put your chairs along the curb line before 7 p.m. It was an ordinance that was generally ignored.

“Well let’s just say we have a unique way in Cedarburg,” said Felicia Robinson who had been out all afternoon ready to move her chairs into position at 7 p.m. 

Cedarburg Police officers on bikes patrolled the area reminding residents of the ordinance and moving any chairs placed illegally and without supervision. The department says they didn’t issue any citations for the ordinance calling it a voluntary enforcement. 

The Cedarburg 4th of July Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. and it’s followed by an all-day picnic and fireworks later in the evening.