Golf cart use heard at
Milan meeting

Beth Rumsey
Stafff Writer

The Milan Town Council had the first reading of the golf cart ordinance at the regular meeting held Monday, April 11.

According to the proposed ordinance, the carts can be operated within the town limits by those 16-years old or order who hold a valid driver’s license. They cannot be operated on the sidewalks or in the town park other than the parking areas.

The carts cannot be used on either SR 101 or SR 350. Motorized carts may cross the highways at the intersections only and at a right angle.

The carts will be required to have headlights, taillights, windshield, break lights, turning signals and seat belts. A slow moving emblem is required. Annual registration is required through the Milan Police Department who will issue a decal. The registration fee will be $30.

Violation of the ordinance will result in the impounding of the vehicle and a fine of $50 for the first offense, $100 for the second offense and $300 for the third offense if occurred within one year of the second offense with registration revoked.

The ordinance will have a second reading at the May meeting. A copy of the ordinance is available at the town hall.

Town marshal Gary Skaggs reported the police department investigated a burglary, one report of theft and four domestic calls made. The department made six traffic arrests and issued 38 traffic warnings.

There were 58 calls for service with 11 assists to other agencies. The reserve officers donated 94 hours in March.

In other business:

• The board approved a resolution for additional appropriations from the state for up to $60,000 to be used in the general fund.

• A railroad permit for the storm water project at a cost of $4,000 was approved.

All board members except Paul Hildebrand were in attendance. The next meeting will be on Monday, May 9 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall.