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By Brandon Cline
Managing Editor 

Quiet zone debate resurfaces at Ritzville City Council meeting

City sets public meeting for next Thursday night as the quiet zone process continues


Last updated 2/5/2020 at 7:08pm

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The Jan. 21 Ritzville City Council meeting started off on a familiar note, as the debate about designating the city as a quiet zone took center stage.

The topic of the quiet zone resurfaced after a group of residents wrote a letter to Mayor Gary Cook earlier this month that they asked to be read into the council minutes. In the letter--which was signed by E. Hank Buchmann, Rebecca S. Buchmann and Tracy M. Tremaine--the group asks that the quiet zone issue "be moved to the forefront of all Ritzville agendas."

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