Montevallo golf cart ordinance voted down 4-2

Published 4:18 pm Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Montevallo City Council on Monday voted against a proposed ordinance that would have permitted golf carts on public streets.

In a 4-2 vote, the council rejected the use of carts based on safety concerns. Councilmember Hollie Cost motioned to approve a revised version of the ordinance, which required carts to have headlights, turn signals and seat belts. The ordinance would have permitted carts on city thoroughfares except Alabama State Highways 119 and 25.

Cost and Mayor Ben McCrory voted in favor of the ordinance. Councilmembers Rusty Nix, Greg Pendleton, Dee Woodham and Willie Goldsmith — all citing safety risks – voted against it.

McCrory said the council might revisit the ordinance in the future.

“We plan to continue to look at it, but we’ve tabled it for the time being,” McCrory said.