City adopts resolution establishing golf cart permit fee

The Madison City Commission has adopted a resolution establishing an annual golf cart permit fee for people who want to operate electric golf carts in the city.  Commissioners on Monday approved the resolution establishing the fee at one-hundred dollars on a 3-2 vote, with Commissioners Kelly Johnson and Bob Thill voting against it.  .

Earlier this month, commissioners approved an ordinance making it legal to operate golf carts on city streets, with the fee for the permit to do so to be set by resolution.  City Finance Officer Jennifer Eimers said that the state only licenses gas golf carts, not electric golf carts, so the ordinance needed to be put in place in order for those to operate on city streets.  That ordinance goes into effect on July 1st.  The resolution passed Monday only establishes the annual fee for the golf cart permit.