Monday, November 18, 2013

Burlington City Council to Discuss Proposed Gun Control Ordiances

The gun control resolutions will be reviewed, these were were passed on October 21 and signed by the mayor on October 21.
The next public hearings on the proposed gun control ordinances are scheduled for January 17 and 27.  (See BFP Article below)

Gun regulations, health insurance to be discussed at Burlington's City Council

Nov. 18, 2013 1:32 PM      

Written by
April Burbank
Free Press Staff Writer
Burlington's three proposed regulations on guns are slated to return to the City Council on Monday night with ballot language.
The provisions relating to safe gun storage, police seizure of firearms in a domestic abuse incident and a ban on guns in establishments with liquor licenses were approved by the council on Oct. 21. They returned to the Charter Change Committee for fine-tuning. Pending approval Monday night, two public hearings on the gun-related provisions would be scheduled for noon on Jan. 17 and 7 p.m. on Jan. 27 in Contois Auditorium. The measures would go before voters in March and would have to be approved by the state Legislature before taking effect.
The City Council schedule begins with a worksession at 6 p.m. to discuss the city's health insurance plans. Later, in the adjourned meeting that begins at 7:15 p.m., changes to the health insurance plan are one piece of a proposal to adjust the city's current budget by about $500,000.
The regular meeting will also include reports from the library commission and the retirement board, a resolution honoring the Burlington Youth Football Program, and a proposed launch of an initiative to improve downtown parking.
A group of 10 councilors has also sponsored a new ordinance prohibiting people from leaving their pets unattended in vehicles, which would support a state statute.
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