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Charleston City Council sends hammock ban to special committee

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

 Charleston City Council has differed on making a decision on whether or not hammocks should be banned from hanging on trees in downtown Charleston. 

During Tuesday night's meeting, council members decided to send the discussion to a special committee to see if they can come up with other alternatives rather than a ban. 

The proposal initially came forward following concern that hammocks were rubbing the bark off trees, leaving them with open wounds that could get infested with bugs. 

The ordnance passed its first reading at a City Council meeting on April 13, before members decided to send it to a committee during Tuesday's second reading. 

Director of media relations for the City of Charleston Barbara Vaughn said the goal isn't to outlaw hammocks, but keep them off of city trees. They'll still allow hammocks that have their own stands.

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