Special carts may be legalized
ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Village Board will take up a proposed ordinance to allow modified golf carts on village streets.
The proposal, offered by Rock and Jackie Erlandson, is similar to one on the books in Prescott. It would allow people with physical disabilities to use what are known as “mobility devices” on village streets.
The devices are built on a modified golf cart chassis.
However, golf carts themselves are not permitted on village streets, and board members indicated they have no intention of changing that.
In referring the issue to the committees, trustees expressed the desire to make sure use is limited to disabled drivers and their vehicles. The sole purpose would be to help them get around the village.