Kearney City Council to Consider Ordinance Limiting Where Some Sex Offenders May Live

The Kearney City Council will consider in its meeting Tuesday night limiting where convicted sex offenders may live in the city.

The proposed ordinance would bar sex offenders from living within 500 feet of any school or licensed child care. But, the ordinance would apply only to level three offenders -- those considered to be at the highest risk of reoffending.

Additionally, the ordinance would apply only to convicted sex offenders who move into Kearney or move to a new Kearney address after the measure passes.

City Manager Mike Morgan says the ordinance was drafted after a group of residents requested it.