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Camping ordinance stalls

Jason Ferguson
Published: Thursday, May 9th, 2013

It’s back to the drawing board for a proposed ordinance that would prohibit people from living in campers within city limits.
Ordinance No. 731, which would prohibit the use of any recreational vehicle, travel trailer, motorhome or converted car/bus for dwelling purposes within the jurisdiction of the city, was set for its second and final reading at the Custer City Council’s regular meeting Monday night. 
However, after alderwoman Karen Schleining made a motion to pass the second reading, the motion died for a lack of a second, sending the ordinance into limbo and back to the city’s general government committee.
The vote came after input from some of those in attendance at the meeting who voiced an array of concerns over the ordinance.
The ordinance had undergone some changes since its first reading was passed at the council’s last meeting. One revision is that it is unlawful to connect any such vehicle only to sewer service, as opposed to the electricity, cable television, telephone, etc., that was in the previous version.

It’s back to the drawing board for a proposed ordinance that would prohibit people from living in campers within city limits.

Ordinance No. 731, which would prohibit the use of any recreational vehicle, travel trailer, motorhome or converted car/bus for dwelling purposes within the jurisdiction of the city, was set for its second and final reading at the Custer City Council’s regular meeting Monday night. 

However, after alderwoman Karen Schleining made a motion to pass the second reading, the motion died for a lack of a second, sending the ordinance into limbo and back to the city’s general government committee.

The vote came after input from some of those in attendance at the meeting who voiced an array of concerns over the ordinance.

The ordinance had undergone some changes since its first reading was passed at the council’s last meeting. One revision is that it is unlawful to connect any such vehicle only to sewer service, as opposed to the electricity, cable television, telephone, etc., that was in the previous version.

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