At their meeting Monday night, the Chariton City Council approved an ordinance amending Chapter 5.34 of the City of Chariton Municipal Code for the purpose of miscellaneous permits necessary for the RAGBRAI stop being made in Chariton on July 24.

The following sections of the Chapter 5.34 ordinance amended due to RAGBRAI’s stop in Chariton focus on the following specific items:

• Commercial booth permit required.

• Commercial booth fees.

• Commercial booth location.

• Health regulations.

• Commercial booth non-food-permit required.

• Commercial booth non-food location.

• Glass containers.

• Nuisance.

• Violations-penalties.

• Effective period.

• Street closings.

The changes in the ordinance sapply on for July 24.

The amendment concerning street closures says: “During the effective date of this ordinance and without prior city council approval regarding the blocking of any city streets, and Chariton, Iowa police officer, or those at their direction, may place barricades or road blocks in any city street, alley or roadway, to redirect vehicular traffic in order to enhance the proper and safe flow of bicycle and vehicular traffic within the city limits of the City of Chariton, Iowa.

Read the June 20, 2019 edition of the Chariton Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.

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