SEARCY — Searcy city leaders have decided to wait until next year to vote on a proposal that could reduce the number of solicitors allowed in the community.
Mayor David Morris said the city can afford to wait since the fall and winter are approaching and the number of door-to-door solicitors will drop.
Maumelle recently passed a do-not-knock ordinance that allows people to sign a list saying their homes are off-limits to solicitors. The Daily Citizen newspaper of Searcy reported Friday that Searcy is interested in a similar ordinance.
City Attorney Buck Gibson presented a ban in June that allows exemptions for nonprofit, charitable and religious groups along with political candidates. A few businesses said the ban could hinder their business model.