In a unanimous vote Monday night, the Dublin City Council voted to extend the school zone hours from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The previous hours were split from 7 a.m.-9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The move was made because the council felt that something was necessary to keep the school children safe.

“I think this is a good idea,” said Police Chief Lannie Lee. “We have trouble sometimes moving elementary kids to the football field during the day. The traffic goes by too quick for the kids.”

The council also discussed travel trailers in the city limits. The ordinance previously stated the trailers could only be in town for 14 days a year, but left no provision for those wishing to live in trailers while building homes in Dublin. The amended ordinance now states that a family is allowed to live in a travel trailer, on their property, for 120 days. At that point, the home must be finished or the family must come before the council to request an extension to their permit. The amendment also states the trailer must be hooked up to city utilities, therefore preventing the use of a generator.

In other items of business, the council also approved a new insurance carrier for city employees, going with the Fraser Agency. The council also recognized a few vacancies and made motions to appoint the candidates who ran unopposed.

The city council recognized a lawsuit that is on the docket dealing with a contract previously held with Cannon Financial. The city council authorized the city attorney to move forward with the lawsuit and accompanying litigation.