- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - Williston commissioners have decided to draft a new ordinance eliminating oil field crew camps in city limits.

Judge Daniel Hovland last month issued a preliminary injunction preventing Williston from enforcing a July 1 shut-down deadline. His decision was based on a possible technical error by the City Commission when the group voted to approve the date.

The Williston Herald reports (https://bit.ly/29JYXl0 ) the commission has voted to draft a new ordinance, on the advice of City Attorney Jordon Evert. Mayor Howard Klug says an official closure date should be in place by August.

Oil industry officials say temporary housing is still needed despite the oil slump. But city officials maintain the construction of new apartments and hotels has caught up with population growth. Lawsuits are ongoing in federal and state court.

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Information from: Williston Herald, https://www.willistonherald.com

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