The North Judson Town Council this week continued discussion regarding the proposed golf cart ordinance. According to Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry, the town board is still researching a sample ordinance from the state governing golf carts, and she says the council will likely have an ordinance drafted by the next meeting for review.
The town is currently considering the idea of joining several counties, cities, and towns throughout the state that have adopted ordinances regulating where golf carts can and cannot be driven. Henry says that as of right now, the council is unsure as to whether or not golf carts are regulated in North Judson, but this ordinance would rectify that and define clear requirements for their use.
Henry says they are currently composing an ordinance to propose to the council, hopefully at the next meeting. She says the ordinance will likely refer to the state law and add a few conditions, including the necessity of a driver’s license, insurance, and registration.
State law currently prohibits the use of golf carts on state highways, but allows the vehicles to cross the highway on county roads.