Fishers considers ordinance that would allow use of golf carts on streets

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FISHERS, Ind. (September 16, 2014) – Fishers residents could soon legally be allowed to use golf carts as a mode of transportation.

According to The Indy Star, the Fishers Town Council considered an ordinance at their meeting last night that would allow golf carts on Fishers neighborhood roadways.

“We are not advocating townwide golf-cart usage,” Fishers Town Manager Scott Fadness said. “This is for interior residential use only.”

The Indy Star reports that at least 75 percent of residents in a homeowner’s association would have to agree to make golf carts legal, said town spokeswoman Autumn Gaisor.

Only one neighborhood — Britton Falls on Trebbiano Drive — currently has enough votes for this to pass.

Additionally, the ordinance says golf carts will not be allowed after dark unless they have headlights, taillights, brake lights, seat belts, turn signals and a rear view mirror.

A driver’s license is also required.

Also Monday, the council approved economic development agreements for wholesale sign manufacturer Al Innovations and Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream.