City council to hear ordinances to limit yard sales, approve UTVs


Rising Sun City Council will have a pair of ordinances brought before them by the board of works at its meeting tonight (Thursday).

One ordinance deals with adding UTVs in the city’s golf cart ordinance with operators required to be 18 years old while 16 years old to operate golf cart. Both would require an annual license.

Board member Lawrence Brightwell expressed concern over possible noise ordinance violations with the UTV.

The other ordinance would limit each residence to three yard sales per year not including the annual city yard sales.

Mike Northcutt reported a change order for additional of drainage from Smart drive drainage to Willhite’s as part of the Community Crossings Grant project on Industrial Access Drive.

Attorney Andy Baudendistel presented a resolution regarding Senate Enrolled Act 213 which identifies areas of the city designated for underground or buried utilities. He said it must be passed by May 1. If not signed by governor, it would not go into effect.

The BOW approved 18 summer time city workers including two by the utility department.

City worker Tim Adams was given a pay increase to $14 per hour.

Police Chief David Hewitt requested crosswalks to be established from the high school parking lot to the school and at the alley on First Street.

In other business, skate park rule signs were approved to be done.

Approval was given for a ‘mother board’ and surge protector at the spray park.

Boat dock installation was approved with a bid from McGinnis Inc of $7756.10. In addition, street commissioner Paul Bovard will work on extending the spuds which were too short last season.

Also, there was discussion on rules for Rumpke trash items on what can be put out. Bedding items such as mattresses and furniture will have to be wrapped.