“I think it’s an outdated law,” Best said in an interview just before the meeting, per the report. “I want to be able to throw a snowball without getting in trouble.”
His arguments were evidently convincing, because the board voted unanimously to lift the ban on snowball fights, which fall under an umbrella ordinance against "throwing or shooting stones or missiles at people, animals, buildings, trees, any other public or private property or vehicles" that has existed since the town was founded.
“All of the kids always get blown away that it’s illegal to have snowball fights in Severance,” said Kyle Rietkerk, assistant to the Severance town administrator. “So, what ends up happening is they always encourage the kids with, ‘You have the power you can change the law.’ No one has.” Well, no one, until Dane Best.
Though the snowball fight ban has never really been enforced, this will be the first year it will be technically legal for residents to wallop each other with frozen projectiles.
When the board asked him who he plans to target with his first legal throw, the kid didn't hesitate, and pointed straight as 4-year-old brother.
All that to say, he may have a preternatural understanding of local government, but he's still a 9-year-old at heart.
h/t The Greeley Tribune