Golf carts, ATVS may be allowed on streets

The possibility of allowing golf carts and all-terrain vehicles to legally drive on streets in the city of New Holstein has been raised again and this time might come to fruition.

The idea was raised but then quickly squelched a number of years ago, but last Wednesday the New Holstein Common Council gave first consideration to an ordinance which would allow their use with some limitations.

The proposed ordinance would allow the use of golf carts and ATVs/utility vehicles on city streets but not STH 32/57. In addition, golf carts only would be allowed to cross the highway at three intersections—Mason Street, Van Buren Street, and State Street. ATVs/UTVs could cross at any intersection as they have greater acceleration than golf carts.

All such vehicles would have to be inspected every two years and Tri-City Small Engines would be the official agency to do the inspections. An annual fee of $35 would be charged to users, with the city getting $10 of that during inspection years and all $35 in off-inspection years to help pay for signage and vehicle stickers. The city would have to hire Calumet County to erect signs at the three county trunk entrances to the community.

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