Williston City Commission voted 3 to 2 to close down crew camps next year.
Tuesday Night, the commission approved the first reading of an ordinance that calls for crew camps within the city limits to stop operating by July 1 and have the buildings removed by Sept. 1.
The city did provide exception for the crew camps they acquired through the extra-territorial jurisdiction to continue to operate until their permits expire.
Several oil and gas industry, apartment and hotel representatives attended the meeting to show support for the continuation and closure of crew camps.
The ordinance will require a second reading. Gurajpal Sangha will have more on this coming up tonight.