The City adopted a 45-day moratorium on all new metal-related businesses in town on December 13, 2016. This means that no new metal-related businesses can open up in town until the City Council lifts this ban or it expires. Also, no existing metal-related businesses in town can expand while the ban is in place. The initial 45-day period is mandated by State law. The City Council can extend the moratorium for up to 22 months and five days.
Update 9/14/17: On July 18, 2017, the City Council extended the moratorium, which will now expire on November 25, 2018 and will have lasted 24 months, the longest period allowed by law. For a more comprehensive list of the City’s actions, please see this informational brochure or view our Monthly Update page, which gives snapshots of actions and top stories for each month since November 2016.