The local historic district has been expanded following a 3-1 vote by the Fredericksburg City Council Monday night.
Mayor Linda Langerhans and councilmen Charlie Kiehne and Gary Neffendorf voted in favor, while councilman Tom Musselman voted against the ordinance. Councilman Bobby Watson recused himself as he lives in the proposed expansion area.
Upon its passage, the ordinance is now in effect.
“With anything, there has been pushback whether that has been the sign ordinance, the short-term rental ordinance or the sidewalk ordinance,” Kiehne said. “I think this will be a benefit to our community, not necessarily to each individual. But overall, I think it has been a wonderful thing that has made our town unique and a wonderful place to live. I hope this attracts young people to stay here as well as attract newcomers.”
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