The Lancaster Common Council has passed
an ordinance that puts loitering restrictions
on registered sex offenders within the city
limits. On a 6-to-2 vote, the council passed
the loitering ordinance over the much stricter,
residency restrictions ordinance that was
also being considered.
Voting for the ordinance are council members
Bob Schmidt, Chad Olmstead, Leroy Ihm,
Dave Varnam, Dennis Morgan and Kate Reuter.
Shayne LaBudda and Pete Hoffman vote
against it. Lancaster is the second community
in Grant County to adopt an ordinance that
specifically deals with registered sex offenders.
Last year, the Village of Cassville adopted
much stricter residency requirements for