Southeast Nebraska Town Moves to Restrict Sex Offenders
ALEXANDRIA, Neb. (AP)
— Alexandria Village Board members have taken their first steps toward
restricting where sex offenders may live in their southeast Nebraska
The board approved the proposed ordinance
on its first reading Wednesday. Two more board approvals are needed for
the ordinance to take effect.
It would bar sex offenders from
living within 500 feet of schools, parks and day care centers and school
bus stops on village property. There is a bus stop about two blocks
from the home of the town's only registered sex offender. The measure
also would fine the landlords who rent to them.
The ACLU of
Nebraska has told the board it has the right to pass restrictions but
said the proposed ordinance exceeded the board's authority.