Public Hearing Scheduled For Marshall County Golf Cart Ordinance

A public hearing on the proposed golf cart ordinance in Marshall County has been set for Monday, July 2.

The Marshall County Commissioners called for the hearing after a number complaints were filed when the first reading of the golf cart ordinance was passed earlier this month, restricting the carts to certain areas of the county.

Marshall County Commissioner Jack Roose said that the ordinance allows golf carts on roads around the county’s lakes, including Lake Maxinkuckee, Koontz Lake, Pretty Lake, Lake of the Woods, Lawrence Lake, Lake Myers, Cook/Holm Lakes and Kreighbaum/Millpond Lakes. The ordinance also allows golf cart use around Culver Military Academy, although residents are reminded that golf carts cannot be used on a state highway at any time.

Roose explained that there are certain requirements outlined in the ordinance that need to be addressed before golf carts can be operated on these roads. The driver must have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance must be present at all times when operating the cart. A red or amber flashing light is necessary and it must be visible from a distance of not less than 500 feet. Headlights and taillights must also be operational.

The ordinance does not include use on any other roadway.

A specific time for the public hearing has not yet been set. The Marshall County Commissioners will next meet on Monday, July 2 at 8:30 a.m. ET.