OLD TOWN- City councilors in Old Town are working to strengthen the city’s sex offender ordinance.
Potential changes to the ordinance would apply to anyone who has ever been convicted of a sex offense against a person under the age of 14.
Councilors are working to change the wording, mandating those sex offenders live more than 750 feet away from a public or private school.
A member of the city council said that under the new ordinance, if a sex offender currently resides within that zone, he or she would get a written letter to vacate the premises.
If they don’t do that within 25 days, they would now be fined $500 fine and potentially have to go to court.
Old Town police reportedly brought the issue to the city, noting the current sex offender ordinance was lacking.
The proposal went through committee on Monday night.
It’ll be brought before the full council for a vote during the next meeting, which is the first week in December.