The North Platte city council is poised to consider allowing concealed weapons inside city parks.
The item is on the agenda Aug. 7 for the council meeting Tuesday.
The ordinance would specifically allow law officers and people who have a permit to carry a concealed weapon to have firearms and other weapons inside city parks, pathways and recreational facility.
Mayor Marc Kaschke endorses the new regulation.
“I believe in the second amendment (the Constitutional right to bear arms),” Kaschke said. “If you look at the concealed carry permit holders, they are competent to carry a weapon. They have passed exams and undergone background checks.”
Kaschke said there have been no problems since Nebraska’s concealed carry permits began to be issued in 2007.
For more info, including the proposed city ordinance, and the requirements a person must meet to carry a concealed weapon, pick up a copy of this weeks' print edition of the North Platte Bulletin.
The council meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. The weapons ordinance is the last item on a relatively short agenda.
Also on the agenda:
• Consider a 375-feet long sanitary sewer extension district near W. 19th and Miles, "starting at the existing 8" sewer line on West 19th Street west of Miles Avenue. Said sewer line will continue west along @est 19th Street and north of Lots 3-6, Block 2 of Lincoln Highway 8th Addition, approximately 375 feet," according to the council agenda.
• Preliminary agreement for a bike path along the NPPD canal from I-80 south to Walker Road. The cost will be $61,621.
• Agreement with county officials about road maintenance on the edge of town.