FILLMORE -- In the coming months, the Fillmore Town Council plans to rework the town's nuisance ordinance. Town attorney Mary Russell recommended the move at Thursday's meeting after a nuisance complaint went to court earlier in the day.
The town has fielded a number of complaints against a motocross track north of Hendricks St. Neighbors said the noise and dust generated by the track on George Terry's land was affecting their quality of life.
After warning Terry to cease and desist, the town took the issue to court on Thursday, and it was ruled Terry would pay a fine. Although he paid the fine, both the Terries and several neighbors were at Thursday's meeting still discussing the issue.
Some heated moments between the neighbors were quelled by councilor Wes Terhune.
"This isn't a debate for everybody," Terhune said.
Russell went on to say that the winter months should leave the track silent, leaving time for the town to develop a more specific ordinance that's less open to interpretation.
"Hopefully by spring, we'll have a new ordinance and everybody will know what's what," Russell said.
Additionally, Terry said he is personally looking into ways to control the dust and noise so neighbors are less affected.
"We'll restrict our riding time; we'll do whatever we need to do," he said.
Town Marshall Darrel Bunten reported to the council that two in-car cameras have been ordered by the prosecutor's office on behalf of Fillmore. The units cost approximately $4,000 each, and will be paid for with forfeiture funds.
Bunten also encouraged the council to look into getting a centerline painted on Main St. from Old Right Of Way Rd. to the town limit