Off-road vehicle ban, roofing discussion highlight Big Spring council meeting

HERALD photo/Roger Cline August 21, Sanitation Truck Driver Edward Gonzales, left, assisted a Big Spring citizen having a seizure, called 9-1-1 and stayed with her until help arrived. Gonzales was presented the City of Big Spring Star Employee of the Month award Tuesday evening for his actions. Shown with Gonzales are City Manager Todd Darden, center, and Mayor Larry McLellan.
Roger Cline
Staff Writer

Off-road vehicles are now banned in Big Spring city parks.
Following a discussion on the topic at the Sept. 25 City Council meeting, the item was placed on the agenda for the council's meeting Tuesday. With councilmen Raul Marquez and Doug Hartman absent from the meeting, Mayor Larry McLellan and the other four councilmen voted unanimously to approve the ban.
"It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a Recreational Off-Road Vehicle on the grounds of any city park located inside the city limits..." reads the ordinance approved at the meeting, although some exceptions are listed.

For the full story, please see Wednesday's edition of the Herald.