Town Council allows outdoor entertainment, considers suggestions by moped operators

Tue, 08/25/2020 - 6:30pm

During the Town Council’s meeting tonight, First Warden Ken Lacoste made a motion “to amend the emergency ordinance pertaining to outdoor entertainment licenses to indicate that all license holders can now operate outdoor entertainment licenses from the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. with a limit of two performers at the venue.”

The motion was passed unanimously 4-0, with Councilor Chris Willi recused because he holds an outdoor entertainment license.

Lacoste also mentioned that he and Councilor Martha Ball had spoken with the moped operators to address the concerns from the community on safety. The moped operators had submitted a letter earlier today, Tuesday, Aug. 25 to the council on their thoughts and suggestions to consider on how they operate.

Second Warden André Boudreau asked Lacoste to give “a list of things that the operators have agreed to, to clarify what the offer is.”

Lacoste stated the moped operators had offered the following suggestions: “Reduction in moped numbers; wristbands need to be worn by authorized drivers; mandatory proper footwear for riders; use of helmets; improved safety measures to implement in terms of training and authorization; improper use of horns will be frowned upon; enhanced enforcement of all traffic; and the dirt road prohibition.”

This is a developing story.