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Common Council still working on policy to allow golf carts on city streets

The City of Shelbyville is not yet ready to allow golf carts on city streets but will allow Major Health Partners to utilize them for transportation around its Intelliplex campus.

The Common Council approved MHP’s use of golf carts on Intelliplex Drive and Bassett Road Monday to access its various buildings.

City officials will continue discussion on allowing golf carts on city streets with strict guidelines for safety. Shelbyville Police Chief Mark Weidner brought concerns to the council at its last meeting, including one regarding police inspection of golf carts to receive city street approval.

Golf cart drivers will have to have a valid driver’s license and golf carts must be equipped with turn signals, head lamps and tail lamps, slow moving vehicle sign, brake lights and a rearview mirror.

Shelbyville Mayor Tom DeBaun confirmed the city is still working out the policy to allow golf carts on city streets.

Also Monday morning, the council approved a resolution supporting a grant application for opioid funds.

The Indiana Family Social Services Administration (FSSA) is currently accepting applications for the State of Indiana Opioid Settlement Match Grant. The city and county are working on a joint application that would utilize 2022 opioid settlement funds with the FSSA matching or exceeding the amount in the grant application.

The funds will be used for:

  • Crisis Intervention Team training for Shelbyville Police Department officers and Shelby County Sheriff deputies
  • Community Navigator
  • CHW/Peer Support Specialist at Major Health Partners (MHP)
  • Enhanced medication assisted treatment programming at MHP
  • Community screening briefing intervention and referral to treatment training at MHP
  • First responder mental health and substance use disorder treatment programming at MHP and the City of Shelbyville

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