By the time a bill to limit the number of vehicles allowed on private property in the city of Ste. Genevieve was given its second reading at Thursday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting, it was dead on arrival.
The bill, which would have limited each property to five visible vehicles, including trailers, campers, motorcycles and recreational vehicles, was the subject of about 40 minutes of entirely negative public comments earlier in the meeting.
When it was read on the agenda, a deafening silence followed, with no aldermen making a motion to pass the bill.
No action was therefore taken, and the bill died for lack of a motiion.
The bill was first on the city’s agenda at the May 9 meeting. It was tabled at that meeting and again on May 23. Community development administrator David Bova then redrafted the bill with revised language. It received its first reading at the June 27 meeting.
A large crowd was anticipated last week, leading to the venue being changed to the Knights of Columbus Hall.
Twelve citizens spoke and one also read excerpts from a letter written by another resident who was unable to attend. All comments were made in opposition to the measure.
See complete story in the July 17 edition of the Herald.