The proposed golf cart ordinance for the town of North Judson is slowly gaining substance, as councilman Tim Cummins presented the ordinance to the town board this week. The board reviewed the ordinance and made a few grammatical revisions, and Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry says they plan to have it advertised next week and have it presented for first and second readings at their second meeting in October.
Henry explained that the ordinance will require golf cart operators to register the vehicles with the clerk-treasurer’s office at a cost of $25 annually. Golf carts must have proof of insurance as required by the state, and the vehicles must be inspected by the North Judson Police Department before it can be registered. She says this ensures that all golf carts that will be operated on town roads have all the necessary bells and whistles, such as headlights, turn signals, and other required equipment. Further, the operator must have a driver’s license.
The ordinance will likely undergo first and second readings at the board’s second meeting in October, and it will be advertised, as required, in local papers.