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Armstrong considers golf cart permit

By Staff | Jun 9, 2010

The City of Armstrong Monday night discussed the possibility of charging for golf cart permits for machines operated on city streets.

Council member Warren Haeckel suggested charging $20 yearly for the permits could be a way to generate revenue. Even at a cost to the city of $10 a plate, he said the city could make $10 the first year. After that, Haeckel said the city could issue yearly stickers.

Haeckel said drivers would also need either a driver’s license or state ID and liability insurance.

Police Chief Craig Merrill said he would prefer drivers have a driver’s license since some may opt to drive golf carts if they lose their license after an OWI.

Haeckel cited a Lake Mills ordinance in which drivers can’t have major infractions and still receive a golf car permit. He said carts would be limited to 800 cc.

“We’re not going to have a great deal of income but it would give the City of Armstrong a little more money,” Haeckel said.

In other business Monday, the council approved cigarette permits for Hiway Grocery and Kum & Go. The council also approved a liquor license renewal for the VFW.

Tom Leach, maintenance director, said the city pool was open for business.

Council member Dave Grussing remarked that a number of people over Memorial Day had told him how attractive the city park and cemetery were.

Merrill said he will go to Camp Ripley for three days of H.E.A.T. training. Connie Thackery, city clerk, said the city had received $4,200 back in road use taxes.

Council member Jon Larsen reminds residents that garbage pickup has been moved to Thursdays.