The Alma City Council authorized drafting a proposed municipal ordinance for handling minor trespassing complaints and violations.
A municipal trespass ordinance would give police authority to issue citations with penalty of less costly fines for trespass offenses.
The city council said it would draft a proposed ordinance and hold a public hearing on it before taking any final action.
In other action, the city council by a 4 to 2 vote rejected a proposal to have two-hour parking limits on two street parking spaces by Castlerock Museum on Second St. in Alma.
The council was told parking issues were a problem because of county courthouse parking and increased museum parking needed for over 4,000 visitors annually.