Marshall County Golf Cart Ordinance At A Standstill

No action was taken by the Marshall County Commissioners concerning the proposed golf cart ordinance.

The commissioners held a public hearing during their regular meeting Monday morning and several residents were in attendance, some of which were for and others against golf carts on all county roads.

Marshall County Sheriff Tom Chamberlin added that he is concerned about allowing golf carts on roads that have a speed limit of 55 mph. The Commissioners had approved the first reading of an ordinance last month which would only allow golf carts on roads that border the county’s lakes. In that ordinance, golf carts were prohibited on all other roads. The commissioners offered two motions: one allowing golf carts throughout the county but only on roadways with a speed limit of 35 mph or less, while the other called for the allowance of carts on all county roadways; those motions died for the lack of a second.

The issue is expected to be discussed during the next commissioners meeting on Aug. 6.