Borough Assembly amends proposed disease control ordinance


October 21, 2021

The Borough Assembly held their second reading for Ordinance #2021-15 along with a public forum during Tuesday's meeting which would update a chapter of old city code regarding disease control and move it into the Petersburg Municipal Code.

The ordinance, which was approved in its first reading 6-0 with Assembly Member Taylor Norheim absent, would limit the powers of a health officer and revise antiquated language.

Many people spoke during the public hearing about their problems with the ordinance, citing fears over designation of powers and lack of due process.

Dana Thynes said she believe...

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