Council to consider golf cart ordinance, memorial forest, cruiser bid

YORK – When the York City Council convenes Thursday evening, July 20, they will have a considerable agenda that includes a decision regarding whether to allow golf carts on city streets; a resolution that would allow for the establishment of a “memorial forest” at the former wastewater site; cruiser bids and more.

The golf cart ordinance will get its third and final reading. This would allow the use of golf carts on city streets, with the exception of Blackburn Avenue, Delaware Avenue, Division Avenue, Nebraska Avenue, Nobes Road, Platte Avenue, 25th Street and Sixth Street. The ordinance also says they could not be driven over 20 mph; the driver would need to have a driver’s license and liability insurance. The golf carts could not be used in the dark.

There is a proposal to develop vacant land once used as the former wastewater treatment plant. According to the resolution before the council, the city was contacted by the Nebraska Memorial Forest team with a request to develop the location as a sanctuary to plant trees to be named after Nebraska fallen military and first responders, to serve as a memorial to those individuals. This would include a minimum of 50 shade trees.

Several special designated liquor licenses will be considered for special events.

They will consider a bid from Anderson Ford for a 2023 Ford Explorer for the police department. The vehicle itself would cost $49,675 with additional equipment to cost $18,000.

The results of a rate study for the solid waste agency/landfill will be presented.

A public hearing will be held to consider changing the zoning for certain property now zoned as commercial to industrial.

The mayor will present his recommended reappointments of Mary Scott and Jean Vincent to the Anna Bemis Palmer Museum Advisory Board.

Also before the council will be the conveyance of former wellhouse property back to the adjacent land owner.

The public is encouraged to attend the meeting which will begin at 5:30 p.m., in the council chambers.

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