Russells Point: Golf cart ordinance passes first reading

Mayor Robin Reames broke a tie Monday during a regular meeting of the Russells Point Council to approve a law that would permit golf carts on village streets.

The ordinance was approved on first reading only, and is subject to modification ahead of two more votes before members of council, Mayor Reames said after the meeting.

Council members Tom LaDow, Kelly Huffman and John Huffman voted yes. Steve Reid, Joan Maxwell and Judy Eubanks voted no.

As it’s been proposed, the ordinance would allow golf carts to be operated on village streets, provided they’re registered with the village.

That registration would only have to be done once per golf cart, provided the there's no change in ownership, according to the ordinance, which also stipulates that golf carts may only cross U.S. Route 33 at State Route 708, and no place else.

“If (U.S. 33) is crossed at any other intersection in the village, the operator of that golf cart will be cited,” Mayor Reames said.

This golf cart ordinance is the seventh of its kind to appear before council, and has never before been approved.

Read the complete story in Tuesday's Examiner.