Russells Point: Golf cart ordinance passes second reading

A golf cart ordinance narrowly passed a second reading Monday during a regular meeting of the Russells Point Village Council in a vote that again saw the mayor break a deadlock.

For a second time, council members were knotted in a 3-3 vote on whether or not to pass an ordinance that would permit residents to operate golf carts on village streets.

The ordinance moves ahead to a third-and-final reading, but with a few minor changes from the version that passed last council meeting.

The version that passed Monday rules out other motorized vehicles such as all-terrain vehicles, or go-kart, Mayor Robin Reames said.

Additionally, an initial version of this ordinance only required a registered owner of a golf cart to get one permit for the entire time they operated a golf cart. However, the latest version of the ordinance requires from owners an annual registration.

Read about other changes to the proposed ordinance, and which two council members switched their votes in Tuesday's Examiner.