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Common Council creates ordinance for golf cart use in city

The Shelbyville Common Council hammered out an ordinance Wednesday morning to clamp down on golf cart use on city streets.

Major Health Partners asked for clarification from the city with regard to golf cart use. MHP intends to start using golf carts to shuttle people around Intelliplex Park to its various buildings.

The ordinance states golf carts cannot travel more than 20 miles per hour and cannot be used on roads that have a minimum speed limit of 40 mph.

Operators of the golf carts on city streets must be of legal driving age and the golf cart must have been registered and inspected by the Shelbyville Police Department.

Other stipulations in the ordinance include golf carts having working turn signals, head lamps, brake lights and seat belts.

“This puts a rule in place, per se, to stop some of this stuff that is illegal but also permits these carts that will have to pay a registration on an annual basis, maybe even every three years,” said councilman Brian Asher.

“And they have to be inspected by the police department,” reiterated councilman Rob Nolley.

In other business at the council’s first meeting of 2023, the council elected Nolley as president, Asher as vice-president and Michael Johnson as reader. All three men held those positions in 2022.

The board also agreed to continue to meet on the first and third Mondays of each month with the first meeting held at 7 p.m. at City Hall and the second meeting at 8:30 a.m., also at City Hall.

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