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ATV ordinance still grounded

By Staff | Dec 13, 2007

SPIRIT LAKE–It appears an all-terrain vehicle ordinance remains on hold in order to take into consideration the needs of all parties, the Spirit Lake City Council decided Tuesday night.

In regular session, the council held second reading of the ordinance. However, the council chambers were again filled with people who wanted to comment on the ordinance based on a similar one passed in Estherville a year ago.

The council discussed forming a committee with some of the audience members present. Possible changes could include requiring helmets, vehicle IDs, and extending hours of operation beyond 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. as written in the original draft of the ordinance. Another suggestion is to include the dates that ATVs would be allowed beyond the Dec. 1 to March 31 window.

In other business Tuesday the council:

n Discussed minor changes in the development agreement for Ferguson Business Park with Ken Ferguson.

n Approved a pay estimate for Beck Excavating for the 2007 Center Lake Drainage Overflow Project.

n Approved a change order and pay estimate to Wicks Construction for the 2007 PCC Paving Project.

n Approved the final pay application to KWS for 2006 lighting improvements.

n Approved final pay application and acceptance of the Center Lake Life Station Force Main Extension project.

n Approved engagement of Howard R. Green for engineering services.

n Canceled the Dec. 25 council meeting due to the Christmas holiday.

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