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Provo considers new rules for 4th of July parade



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Randall Jeppesen reportingProvo City is looking at ways to keep people from causing damage when they camp out days in advance for the city's Fourth of July parade.

The parade draws large crowds, and there's somewhat limited seating along the side of the road. So, people often camp out, putting out blankets and chairs sometimes three to four days in advance.

Provo City says that's a problem because it's killing the grass, a lot of sprinkler heads get broken, and it blocks the sidewalk.

Provo City officials are discussing an ordinance which would allow parade-goers to start saving a spot no earlier than 3 p.m. the day before the parade. Also, they can't leave their things, and then come back and expect them to be there. The proposal says if you abandon your belongings, they could be confiscated as abandoned property.

City leaders still need to vote on the ordinance.

E-mail: rjeppesen@ksl.com

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