Reading City Council Approves Update Of Ordinances

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Berks County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Berks County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Until Monday, the city had early 19th-century ordinances on its books regulating the handling of milk in glass bottles, banning horses and cows from being stabled in any building where ice cream is made, and cracking down on wholesale slaughter houses.

It also had ordinances governing programs the city phased out years ago, such as the citizen inspection program, and duplicates of ordinances that began in one code section but were repeated and changed in another.

For instance, City Clerk Linda A. Kelleher said the rules for setting out trash and removing snow and ice were listed in three different places in three different ways.

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