Pascagoula City Council Considering Golf Cart Ordinance
Pascagoula’s Mayor and Council are considering an ordinance to allow the operation of golf carts at their September 5, 2017 Council meeting.
The Mississippi Legislature passed House Bill 1774 during the 2017 regular session. The bill allows the legal use of golf carts on selected public roads and streets within the City of Pascagoula as long as certain requirements are met.
On the August 15th agenda, a resolution authorizing the City Attorney to proceed with the ordinance that legalizes golf carts on city streets. The ordinance will be placed on the September 5, 2017 Council meeting agenda for approval.
“The City Council and I are excited to be pursuing the golf cart ordinance,” said Mayor Dane Maxwell. “We envision the carts being used for events, festivals, and to enjoy our community’s outdoor amenities.”
A golf cart is, as defined by the ordinance, a motor vehicle designated and manufactured for operation on a golf course for sporting and recreational purposes. The cart is not to exceed speeds of twenty-five (25) miles per hour and is equipped with a parking brake, headlamps, tail lamps, seat belts, and front and rear turn signals.
Any person operating a golf cart on city public roads and streets must have a valid driver’s license or temporary permit, and proof of insurance. The Pascagoula Police Department will enforce the rules and regulations of the road.
The ordinance will go into effect 30 days after its adoption.