White city councilmen at their monthly meeting Monday unanimously approved the final reading of a zoning ordinance amendment concerning the idling of commercial vehicles. Under the ratified regulations, vehicles weighing more than 14,000 pounds or requiring a commercial driver's license to operate will no longer be permitted to idle for more than 10 minutes between the hours of 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. when the vehicle is parked within 200 feet of a residential area or within 200 feet of a property used as a residence.
The amendment was approved without discussion by the council. City Manager Jane Richards last month said the restriction was aimed at preventing the noise nuisance caused by extending idling periods. The restriction does not apply at other hours of the day.
The only other item on the council's official agenda was the meeting date of the September meeting. Councilmen voted to move it to Tuesday, Sept. 7, since the normal meeting day of the first Monday of the month would fall on the Labor Day holiday.
An item added to the agenda was a request from Councilman Dennis Huskins to rent White's old city hall for an hour or two every Thursday night to hold a small Bible study. Huskins, an assistant pastor at Cedar Lake Christian Center in Cedartown, said the gathering would originally start off with about eight to 10 people, and could start meeting as early as next week.
The council voted unanimously to let Huskins rent the facility for $10 an hour on a temporary basis, with Councilwoman Lavonda Roberts making the motion.