ORLEANS (CBS) – The public will have a chance to weigh in on a proposed balloon ban in Orleans.
The Board of Selectmen voted Wednesday to hold a public hearing on whether to prohibit the sale and use of balloons.READ MORE: Body Believed To Be Missing Five-Year-Old Elijah Lewis Found In Abington
The proposal calls for a ban on the sale or release of any type of balloons inflated with a “lighter-than-air gas,” which includes helium. Exceptions will be made for balloons launched by government agencies or scientific organizations.READ MORE: 'Mecca Of Rowing': Head Of The Charles Regatta Participants Grateful For Event's Return
The intent is to address environmental hazards to wildlife and marine life in town posed by balloons.
There’s a proposed fine of up to $50 for anyone found violating the law.MORE NEWS: Boston Mayoral Candidates Hit The Streets On First Day Of Early Voting
Chatham, Nantucket and Block Island have already enacted balloon bans.