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Lander Council to finalize hunting ordinance tonight; Chickens on second reading

The Lander City Council tonight will act on third reading on an ordinance that prohibits arrows tipped with Broadheads to be used within the city limits for hunting purposes. The ordinance also prohibits the use of firearms within the city. "The goal is to provide a safe environment to the citizens of Lander. The police department is not stopping hunting, but stopping unsafe conditions," a memo to the city council reads. The ordinance also defines what is considered a "broadhead" tipped arrow. First and second readings of the ordinance occurred on January 12 and 26. On second reading tonight is the "Noisy Animal" ordinance which refers to the keeping of large animals and fowl within the city limits. A definition has been added to the present ordinance that includes "at large" animals "to include fowl and dogs; to define noisy animals to include crowing and cackling, and to allow fowl with free registration at city hall," according to the staff's memo to the council. The measure passed on first reading on January 26. Councilors will also adopt, on second reading, adoption of the International Codes, 2015 edition. A pay request from Patrick Construction for the Lander High Pressure Water Line is up for approval in the amount of $189,586.89. The council will also be asked to authorize Mayor Del McOmie to sign an extension amendment between the city and the Museum of the American West for maintenance and upkeep of the public restrooms on the MAW property on West Main. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Lander City Hall, North 2nd and Lincoln Streets. #county10 #news