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Bessemer considers generator ordinance

By CHARITY SMITH

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BESSEMER — The Bessemer city council is considering an ordinance to regulate use of temporary, portable generators as a result of a recent house fire.

“As you all may or may not be aware, we had a house burn down because of a temporary generator used for about two years and so the council has been exploring whether or not we need to have some sort of ordinance,” city manager Charly Loper said to the council during Monday’s regular meeting.

According to city attorney Ray O’Dea, the city does not need any ordinances for standby or emergency generators b...