C’ville board seeks golf cart ordinance in split vote
The Chandlerville village board passed a motion to seek an ordinance to allow golf carts and side-by-sides to be driven on village streets. The motion passed when the board split three to three and Mayor Tim Richard cast a tie-breaking vote in favor of seeking an ordinance. New board member Chuck Force, who replaced Holly Reid, made the motion and was supported by Cole Whitehead and Ted Flinn. Voting in opposition were Georgia Eilers, Wadine Mibb, and Penny Meyer.
The chief concern for the board was liability when a driver of a golf cart is injured in an accident as well as whether the village’s insurance policy would cover village expenses, including legal expenses. The motion was on the condition that the insurance company indicates it will cover the village in the event of an accident.