Council Decides Not To Create Drone Legislation


At the Legislative Committee Meeting Of January 13, 2020, Monica Stark, Chairwoman, addressed drone draft legislation that Clerk Fisher provided City Council. After review of this legislation, she felt the FAA regulations cover the city’s concerns.

“I do not feel the city needs to proceed with additional legislation at this time,” said Stark.

Steve Herron, President of Council, agreed and felt sometimes the best law is the one that doesn’t get passed.

“Because the FAA is on this, I don't feel we need to do anything more,” stated Herron.

Chief Hartung felt the rules the FAA has on drones adequately covers this issue. If they have an incident where somebody is hovering over somebody’s bedroom window, then they have an incident where it become voyeurism and then the drone becomes a criminal tool. The city would then have the authority to act under those circumstances.