AMHERST — A proposed ban which would have prevented registered sex offenders living within the city limits from participating in Halloween will have to wait.
At a committee meeting Monday, Phil Van Treuren made a motion to table the ordinance which he promoted one week ago through a news release.
Van Treuren said his proposed ordinance was recommended after seeing the Village of Orwell in Ashtabula County adopt a similar ordinance recently, prohibiting sex offenders from answering their door during and around Halloween.
After getting feedback from council members and Law Director Anthony Pecora, Van Treuren said he felt pushing an ordinance through before Thursday was not in the best interest of the city. Instead, he hopes to craft legislation that would be implemented in the future, preventing any sex offender from participating in Halloween within Amherst. Not just the 11 living within city limits. Full Article