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Madison City Council approves protest buffer zone, boat launch for Rhythm & Booms

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison's City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday night that adds a buffer zone for protesters outside of health care facilities in town.

Demonstrators will need to be at least 160 feet from a clinic, and eight feet from any patients going into the facility. Violators would face a ticket of at least $50.

The council also approved the closure of the Olin Park boat launch for a couple weeks around this summer's Rhythm & Booms. Madison Festivals is bringing the event to Lake Monona this year. The launch would be the base of operations as fireworks would be set off from a barge on the lake.
The council began the night by approving a resolution to honor the life and service of Bruce Dahmen. The principal of James Madison Memorial High School passed away earlier this month. He served as an educator at the school for 40 years.
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