This year seven fireworks vendor permits were issued compared to five in 2016.
Of the seven permits issued, one was to a Gardner
vendor. The other six were: three to a Lake Lotawana, Mo., address; two to Perry, Kan., address; one each Wellsville, Edgerton and Paola addresses.
The fireworks fee is Set by the original ordinance at $1,000.  This includes the application, the sign fee, the inspections fees and the administration of the process.
Sales tax collected by the vendors is submitted to Kansas and then the city’s portion is remitted back to Gardner. Due to the lag at the state level, sales tax from 2017 has not yet known.
However, in 2016, sales tax revenue received for fireworks sales was $4,197.04. With five permits in 2016, city revenue from fireworks sales was about $9,200 before expenses.