Gifford trustee urges board to consider golf cart ordinance
GIFFORD — Trustee Stacy Severins suggested the board think more about adopting a golf cart ordinance, which would allow residents to drive carts around the village on certain roads as long as drivers have a permit. He brought a sample ordinance from Homer to show the other trustees.
"I've seen all kinds of them in town already," Severins said. "Instead of a bunch of people getting yelled at, the village can get something out of it."
The village would charge for annual golf cart permits, and carts would have to be inspected.
The other trustees were open to the idea, but Dustin Ehler said the issue of the village's liability in the matter keeps him from supporting a golf cart ordinance.
"Somebody's going to get hurt," he said.
"I don't think they're any worse than motorcycles or lawn mowers. Plus, I see them all the time," Jones said about golf carts.
In other business:
— Trustee Brian Baxter said that new signs celebrating Gifford's veterans are done and should be up soon. If there are any residents who know of other veterans from the village who don't have a sign, they are asked to contact Baxter through the village website.
— The board approved a resolution to accept $10,000 from the state motor fuel tax for maintenance.
— Village Treasurer Maynard Duitsman asked the board for funds to purchase a laptop for him to conduct village business. The board approved up to $1,000 for the acquisition.