Bainbridge looking at golf cart ordinance
Bainbridge town council members reviewed a draft of an ordinance to regulate golf cart usage in town.
The ordinance will allow the use of golf carts on the streets and alleys of the town of Bainbridge with the exception of S.R. 36. It defines a golf cart as a four-wheeled motor vehicle designed to transport one or more individuals and golf clubs for the purpose of playing the game of golf on a golf course.
Any carts operated in Bainbridge must display either a slow moving vehicle emblem or a red or amber flashing lamp. Drivers must have a valid driver's license and proof of liability and financial responsibility.
Violations of the ordinance will result in a fine of $250 for the first offense and $500 for subsequent violations.
Council members asked city attorney Jim Ensley to add that the carts must have headlights and tail lights, follow all traffic rules and regulations, and be properly seated in a seat with no body parts extended outside the cart.
The first reading of the ordinance will take place at the next town council meeting.
Board members also approved beginning street repairs on Locust Street. Bid for the work is approximately $21,000. The project includes replacing curbs and gutters and resurfacing the street.
Town Marshal Rodney Fenwick reported that the Fourth of July weekend was a quiet one compared to other towns. He told the group in his activity report that 48 traffic stops were made last month and that most of the abandoned vehicles in town have been removed from the town's streets.