Brownwood City Council members approved an ordinance Tuesday that prohibits the placement of political signs on city property.

The ordinance does not prohibit bumper stickers or other signs attached to vehicles that are temporarily parked on city property for legitimate purposes other than advertising.

Prohibited signs include portable signs attached to trailers that are parked on city property.

Council members approved the ordinance on first reading May 27, and approved it on second and third readings Tuesday. Councilman Dave Fair voted against the ordinance. Fair said on May 27 that the ordinance was a case of over-regulation

In other business, council members:

• Withdrew an item from the agenda pertaining to the construction of digital signs. The agenda item authorized council members to approve a 120-day moratorium on issuing permits for the construction of digital signs. City Manager Bobby Rountree said the item was withdrawn pending more research on the issue.

• Approved an ordinance on second and third readings authorizing the city manager to approve the temporary closure of city parks, including Riverside Park, temporary closure of streets and alleys, and parade permits.

• Approved on second and third readings the closing of two intersecting alleys in the area of Melwood and Comanche streets.

• Received a petition to close an undeveloped alley in the area of Cottage and Slayden streets.

• Received a petition to close a portion of Peach Street west of Hillsboro Street.

• Received a petition to close a portion of North Broadway from Pecan Street east toward Adams Branch.

• Approved a resolution declaring a 1978 fork lift as surplus property.

• Appointed Dr. James Hayes as the new Brown County Health Authority.

• Awarded a $761,761 bid to Warren Cat for a landfill compactor using the city’s depository for financing a capital lease at 3.1 percent over three years.

• Approved the purchase of a truck mounted Hydro-Jet sewer cleaning machine through the BuyBoard purchasing cooperative for $12,814.