Elkhart City council could tackle the bike buffer ordinance Monday night, Aug. 4.
This is the first council meeting since a public safety committee unanimously recommended passage of the ordinance that would require motorists to provide a three-foot buffer when passing bicyclists on city streets.
Support for the measure seems to be strong. If approved, Elkhart would join a handful of other Hoosier communities to take that step.
If adopted, it would establish a $25 fine for a violation.
The proposal sat in committee for weeks while council member Brian Dickerson sought information about the subject from the city.
In other related issues:
■ Council has announced dates for when it will review Mayor Dick Moore’s proposed budget for 2015. Those will happen Sept. 16, 17 and 18. All three meetings start at 6 p.m.
■ Council President Ron Troyer is still seeking people to get involved in two committees that will look into rental registration and code enforcement. Anyone interested can contact Troyer at 370-8647.