City Council briefs

City Council briefs

By Amanda Carlson, Staff Writer

About 40 anxious citizens attended the City Council meeting last Monday night to find out the fate of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in the city of Rockford. Unfortunately, they will have to wait a little longer.

Jeff Holt (D-11), Ward Alderman, proposed the ordinance be sent back to the Code and Regulation Committee for further deliberation.

Protesters of the ordinance against ATVs say outlawing the use of such vehicles will not stop illegal use of them, and that the ordinance regulates personal property on personal property.

A resolution proposed by 10th Ward Alderman Frank Beach (R) involving late property tax bills, sparked a fiery debate.

Beach proposed an investigation into the Treasury Department for the error which he said could end up costing the city $20,000.

Alderman Dave Johnson (R-4) lashed out at Beach and said the delay had nothing to do with the Treasury Department. Delays were the result of personnel and computer software changes.

Beach said his intention was not to point fingers at anyone specifically; he simply wanted to backtrack and find where the error originated.

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