Mandan News

Community may get street lighting

By Dustin White
Mandan News, editor

Roughrider Estates could see new street lighting this year. The City Commission, during a meeting on March 4, moved to approve a resolution for street improvement in the community.

There will be a 30-day protest period, followed by a public hearing on April 15, allowing the residents to voice their views on the project.

New developments in the city of Mandan are required to have street lighting installed, but since Roughrider Estates began as a rural community, there was no such requirement.

Spring Clean-Up Week
The commission designated April 26-May 3 as the annual “Spring Clean-Up Week.” Throughout this week, residents can place dispose bulky items on the boulevard, during normal garbage collection day, for crews to pick up.

On April 26, and May 3, the city landfill will be open for free dumping to Mandan residents. Identification may be needed to show residency.

Ban of e-cigarettes
The commission approved a second reading and final passage of an ordinance that will ban the sale of e-cigs to minors in the city of Mandan.

E-cigs include any electronic oral device with a heating element, battery or electronic circuit which provides vapor of nicotine or other substances to simulate smoking.

Violators of this ordinance, which will treat e-cigs as other tobacco products, can be fined up to $500 said City Administrator Jim Neubauer.

The ordinance will go into effect on March 28.