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Golf carts ordinance up for second reading

Should Ironton residents be allowed to drive golf carts on city streets?

Citizens will have another chance to voice their opinions at Thursday night’s city council meeting.

Council will have second reading of the ordinance, which had been previously tabled until the Aug. 8 at the request of council members to give residents an opportunity to speak publicly about the ordinance.

If passed, the ordinance would allow residents to register golf carts like other motor vehicles for use on city streets with a speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less.

The owner of the golf cart would have to have liability insurance and pay the city a $20 inspection fee each year. Drivers must also have an operator’s license.

Also on the agenda is a resolution to enter into an agreement with the Ohio Department of Transportation to enter the corporation limits to mow designated sections of highways.

According to the resolution, the agreement says ODOT would pay all costs associated with the project.

City council meets at 6 p.m. Thursday in the council chambers in the city building.