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City Council eyes ordinances for open burns, ATV/golf cart use PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kyle Arnoldy   

Ordinances to restrict open burns in city limits and all-terrain vehicles and golf carts on public streets may soon be adopted as Holyoke City Council members viewed stances taken by other towns at their Tuesday, April 1 meeting.

A trash burning ordinance from Wray was viewed as council members discussed possible routes for handling fires within city limits. Holyoke City Attorney Al Wall suggested anyone looking to have a burn must first seek approval from City Superintendent Mark Brown or Police Chief Doug Bergstrom. Wall also recommended a fine of $300 for those who do not get permission.

If it is absolutely necessary to burn something—such as tumbleweeds which have been burned by the city in the past—the city may be able to issue permits for burning under the surveillance of the city or fire department chief.

It was determined that Wall will construct a draft ordinance for discussion at the Tuesday, April 15 meeting.

Councilmember J.C. Peckham mentioned Tuesday night that he had been asked several times about golf carts on city streets.

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Holyoke Enterprise April 10, 2014