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Ordinance revisions fail to pass first reading

Royal council will seek alternatives to weight limit language

The process of finalizing the revised Royal code of ordinances will take a little bit longer to complete.

City council members voted to not approve the first reading of the new ordinances on Nov. 10. The main item of concern discussed during the public hearing was weight limits on residential streets.

City Clerk Barb Fletcher and Mayor Josh Toft began the hearing by explaining the reasons and process for revising the entire code book and some of the changes.

“Most of it is the same,” Fletcher noted.

“Our goal was to make it easier to understand,” Toft added.

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