- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Plans for a company to offer horse and buggy tours through Covington’s historic district can now move forward.

The Times-Picayune reports (https://bit.ly/1DUb8yw) at a recent City Council meeting, members unanimously approved an ordinance that spells out requirements tour givers must follow to operate in the city.

Councilman Lee Alexius says no such rules were in place when the council received a request from A Piece of History. The company wants to offer 12-block tours through downtown on Saturdays.

The council formed a committee to study the issue. Requirements include that any would-be tour company have insurance that would not make the city liable in the event of an accident. Horses would be limited to eight-hour shifts and would not be allowed to work when the temperature exceeds 90 degrees.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, https://www.nola.com

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