Harlan City Council approves ordinance banning snowmobiles on City streets


October 3rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

It’ll be a while before the first snow flakes begin to fall and accumulate, but the Harlan City Council wants to make sure residents don’t use snowmobiles on the streets, once the snow begins to stick. An officer with the Harlan Police Department told the Council snowmobiles will not be allowed on City Streets.

In past years, snowmobiles were allowed on the City Streets before the maintenance crews had plowed them. Since the Council approved the second reading of an amended ordinance and waived the third reading, the ordinance, which was adopted Tuesday, means snowmobiles will need to be hauled in on a trailer into town and out. Violators of the law may be issued a ticket.

In other business, Harlan Mayor Gene Gettys presented City Administrator Terry Cox with the Iowa League of Cities Hall of Fame Award. Cox received his award at the 2012 League of Cities Annual Conference in Sioux City on September 27th. The League Hall of Fame award was created to recognize individuals who have provided extraordinary public service to the League and local government.

(Joel McCall/KNOD)