The discussion about when slow, no-wake hours should begin in the village of Fremont is back on the table.
The village’s Ordinance Committee voted 2-1 on Friday, Aug. 5, to rescind last fall’s village board vote that expanded the slow, no-wake hours on the portion of the Wolf River that runs through the village.
Per Dobbe and John Kohl III voted in favor of last week’s committee-level motion, while Kathy Gaynor voted against it.
It was the only item on the agenda, with Dobbe and Kohl wanting the committee’s request to go before the full board on Tuesday, Aug. 9.
However, their recommendation was not on this week’s board agenda and was expected to instead be put on the board’s Sept. 13 agenda.
The village’s expanded slow, no-wake hours went into effect at the beginning of this boating season.
In Fremont, the hours begin at noon Friday and are in effect until midnight Sunday.
Previously, those hours began at midnight Friday, which is what the majority of the Ordinance Committee wants those hours to return to.
It was last October that the village board voted 4-3 to amend the slow, no-wake ordinance.
An advisory referendum on the Nov. 4, 2008, ballot asked village residents whether the ordinance should be amended. That advisory referendum passed with a vote of 253-153.
In April 2009, a proposed ordinance amendment went before the village board. It resulted in a tie, thus killing the proposed amendment.
It then passed a year and a half later.