Landis to discuss allowing concealed carry on town property

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 5, 2016

LANDIS — Concealed carry may be allowed on town properties in Landis. The Landis Board of Alderman will receive information Monday about creating a possible ordinance that would allow for the responsible concealed carry of handguns on town property. The board will also consider calling for a public hearing on the subject at its regular July 11 meeting.

The board will also consider the creation of an ordinance that would allow low-speed vehicles on public roadways. The discussion comes after the town’s May 9 meeting, where town officials mentioned that vehicles such as golf carts are becoming more common on town roads. Adjacent towns like China Grove allow the vehicles on roads as long as they have insurance, tags, signals, are in an area with a speed limit that does not exceed 35 mph and traveling at speeds at or below 28 mph.

Landis encountered a problem, however, when residents of China Grove drove their low-speed vehicles down Main Street to the Food Lion of Family Dollar in Landis. That stretch of road has a posted speed limit of more than 35 mph. When the vehicles are on that road, they are breaking the law, Landis Police Chief Bob Wood said at the May meeting. Wood recommended the ordinance, which would include a lowering of the posted speed limit.

The board will also consider:

  • The final approval for the sale of a property at the intersection of South Meriah and West Ridge Avenue.
  • Consider approving a pole attachment agreement with Windstream and Concord Telephone, LLC.
  • Consider budget amendments for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.
  • Receive the proposed budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year and consider a date for a public hearing.
  • Receive a statement of qualifications from engineering services for water system improvements.
  • Consider approving a contract for additional water system improvements.