One City Proposing New Law For Volunteer Workers

By: Jeff Allen Email
By: Jeff Allen Email

Leaders in one Eastern Kentucky city are proposing a new law that would require a fee and registration from anyone going there to do volunteer work.

The mayor of Lynch says he wants to know whose coming into his city, where they're from, and what work they're doing. He says he's worried about residents getting bad repair work and the city being liable for it. But local ministry leaders say the plan could drive volunteers who just want to help away.

"My concern is not our involvement, but the citizens of this town who need assistance, those on fixed incomes," said Lonnie Riley with Meridzo Center Ministries.

The Lynch City Council is expected to hold a second reading of the proposed ordinance next month where it could pass into law.

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