Gibson City OKs rule on go-karts, dirt bikes

Gibson City OKs rule on go-karts, dirt bikes

By RYAN FERGUSON

GIBSON CITY — The city council approved an ordinance regulating the operation of go-karts and dirt bikes in city limits.

The ordinance was created after Police Chief Steve Cushman cited numerous complaints about go-karts and other motorized vehicles making excessive noise on a dirt racetrack in the 100 block of South Wood Street.

Before now, the only citation police could issue was for disturbing the peace, and since neighbors of the racetrack didn't want to be named in the complaint, there was nothing police could do.

"We need something more to enforce," Cushman told council members.

The new ordinance, passed by a 5-1 vote, prohibits the operation of go-karts and dirt bikes on residential property. A violation can result in a $150 fine.

"I think we did what the chief wanted us to do," Alderman Jan Hall said. "It gives him something to work with."

 

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