More details were released Wednesday about the lawsuit following a train accident in Midland last fall that killed 4 veterans and injured several others.
The City Council voted to approve the ordinance yesterday afternoon. According to Midland mayor Wes Perry, the current ordinance is nearly 60 years old and only two sentences long. The new one is over a dozen pages long and the city council feels it is much clearer.
The biggest change to the current ordinance is that the city manager will not issue any permit for any event that involves crossing over a railroad track. Organizers now have to ask permission from the railroad company, then show the proof of permission to the city.
Organizers must also get insurance to cover the event. This relieves the city of any liability in the event of any negligent accident.
Mayor Perry feels these changes are a step in the right direction.
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