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(Audio) York City Council denies convicted sexual predator restrictions, approves annexation | KRVN Radio

(Audio) York City Council denies convicted sexual predator restrictions, approves annexation

(Audio) York City Council denies convicted sexual predator restrictions, approves annexation

YORK, Neb. – The York City Council held a second reading Thursday evening on an ordinance setting residency restrictions for convicted sexual predators.

Council members Sheila Hubbard and Matt Wagoner voiced the concerns of the Ordinance Committee…

The Ordinance Committee recommended not approving the ordinance. The council then voted to kill the ordinance before the third and final reading.

Currently there are 52 registered sex offenders living in York, with 21 of those are living at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women. The other 31 are in private residences in York, double the number in 2012.

In other York City Council action,  the final hurdle has been cleared in the long-awaited $1.5 million York Railroad Quiet Zone Project.

At Thursday evening’s York City Council meeting, the council voted in favor of the annexation of two parcels of land, essentially clearing the way for the bid process to begin. The parcels are located northeast of York, on Road 14.

Annexing the land from York County passes authority onto the City of York, while increasing the city tax base.

City of York Public Works Director, Mitch Doht, said work on the project will begin shortly..

Final BNSF approval of the York Quiet Zone is anticipated by the end of 2018, or early 2019.

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