08/07/12 Golf cart owners in Marshall County will now have the ability to drive on some county roadways.

Monday morning at the close of the commissioner’s meeting, president Kevin Overmyer ask if the other commissioners wanted to discuss the golf cart ordinance.  He said the original ordinance was passed in early June but a revised ordinance could not get a vote.

Commissioner Greg Compton said, “I believe they (golf carts) should only be on roads where the speed limit is 35 mph and below.”

Overmyer said he liked the original ordinance but thought carts should only be allowed from dawn to dusk.

Commissioner Jack Roose asked about raising the speed limit to 45 mph but the County Attorney said there are only three roads in the county at that speed.

The Commissioners voted 2 to 1 to amend the original ordinance and passed it on second and third reading.  The approved ordinance will allow golf carts on roadways where the speed limit is 35 mph or less and only during the daylight.

Commissioner Jack Roose voted against the ordinance saying, “I strongly feel we are limiting it to people who have moved in to our lake communities and the lifelong residents are excluded from riding down the road to visit their relatives.”