Sheriff recommends ordinance updates
The new municipal court for the City of Minto will be delayed as the council works to update the ordinances already on the books.
The vote to delay the court was taken after Sheriff Lauren Wild spoke with the council regarding his concerns over the status of the city’s ordinances.
“Good job on establishing a municipal court,” Wild said. “But what I would prefer you do is to bring your ordinances up to date first. I don’t want a scenario where we use an ordinance that is too outdated or unconstitutional.”
In a discussion regarding which ordinances the council wants enforced, Minto Mayor Lane Kelley indicated most are the public nuisance type ordinances or those involving zoning issues.
“Ordinances regarding rubbish, animals at large, and those related to planning and zoning are those discussed around this table most often,” Kelley said. (more…)