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KIDS WHO PLAY ON TRACKS RISK CITATIONS IN SUNSET

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Police in Sunset have a new duty - they'll now be ticketing children who play on the railroad tracks.

Mayor Carol Bellmon learned on Feb. 20 that there are holes in the fence along the Union Pacific tracks - just north of 2300 North - near Clinton's popular Meadows Park and the border of the two cities."Kids are playing on the tracks," Bellmon said. "People have cut holes in the fence."

Bellmon warned that police will now cite kids for trespassing on railroad property. Youth trespassers could be referred to juvenile court.

She expressed her concerns to railroad officials at a special area meeting on railroad safety Tuesday night, held at Clearfield's City Hall.

J.L. "Jerry" Jensen, a senior special agent for Union Pacific Railroad, said he wasn't aware of the fence holes, but promised to work with Sunset to get the holes repaired and improve safety.

Bellmon said Sunset is very concerned about railroad safety and, like Clearfield, would like to have another railroad overpass built someday at its most dangerous intersection - 2300 North.