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Boy pushes to change ban on ice cream trucks

Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2001

WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWN-SHIP, Mich. (AP) -- A 9-year-old boy has taken another step in his quest to bring ice cream trucks to his neighborhood.

Josh Lipshaw addressed the board of trustees of this Oakland County township in front of a crowd of children Monday, asking for a repeal of the nearly 50-year-old ban on ice cream trucks.

''This is an old law, so I think you should look at it again,'' Josh told the board. ''I bet many of you enjoyed ice cream trucks when you were kids.''

Township officials seem receptive to Josh's proposal. The board voted unanimously to draft an amendment to the ordinance and to order the police chief to provide a report detailing the safety issues.

The Oakland Press of Pontiac reported.

After the township attorney drafts an ordinance, a public hearing will be scheduled. The board will then vote on the proposal.

Josh admitted being nervous before making his speech, but said he appreciates the learning experience.

''I can't wait until the next meeting,'' he said.

After the meeting, Josh's parents took him and some friends out for ice cream.



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