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ORDINANCE NO. 22-020AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE OPERATION OF CERTAINGOLF CARTS, LOW SPEED VEHICLES AND OTHER NON-HIGHWAY VEHICLESWITHIN THE CITY OF MONMOUTHWHEREAS, the City of Monmouth is a home rule municipality as described inSection 6(a), Article VII of the 1970 Constitution of the State of Illinois; andWHEREAS, the City of Monmouth as a home rule municipality, may exercisepower and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs, including butnot limited to, the power to legislate for the protection of the public health, safety andwelfare; andWHEREAS, Section 11-1426.1 of the Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILC 5/11-1426.1) authorizes that City to allow the operation of non-highway vehicles on roadwaysunder its jurisdiction if the City finds that public safety would not be jeopardized; andWHEREAS, before allowing the operation of non-highway vehicles on itsroadways, Section 11-1426.1 of the Vehicle Code requires the City to consider thevolume, speed, and character of traffic on the roadways on which non-highway vehiclesare to be allowed; andWHEREAS, the City Council and Public Safety Officials the City of Monmouthhas studied and considered the volume, speed and character of traffic on the City’sstreets, alleys and roadways and has concluded that allowing the operation of nonhighway vehicles on public streets, alleys and roadways within the City in the manner setforth herein will not jeopardize public safety; andWHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Monmouth finds that the operation ofcertain non-highway vehicles on the public streets, alleys and roadways within the Citywill not jeopardize public safety.BE IT, THEREFORE, ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OFMONMOUTH, ILLINOIS, as follows:2Section 1:CHAPTER 80 GOLF CARTS80.1 Definitions80.2 Operation of Non-Highway Vehicles80.3 Registration; Fees80.4 Application of Traffic Laws80.5 PenaltySECTION 80.1 DEFINITIONS. As used in this Article, the following terms shall have themeanings indicated below.A. GOLF CART: A vehicle specifically designed and intended for the purposes of transportingone or more persons and their golf clubs or maintenance equipment while engaged in the playingof golf, supervising the play of golf, or maintaining the condition of the grounds on a public orprivate golf course.B. ILLINOIS VEHICLE CODE: Chapter 625, Act 5 of the Illinois Compiled Statues (625 ILCS5/1-101 et seq.) as amended or replaced from time to time.C. NON-HIGHWAY VEHICLE: A motor vehicle not specifically designed to be used on apublic highway, including (1) golf carts, (2) all-terrain vehicles, as defined by section 1-101.8 ofthe Illinois Vehicle Code, (3) off-highway motorcycles, as defined by Section 1-153.1 of theIllinois Vehicle Code, and (4) recreational off-highway vehicles, as defined by section 1-168.8 ofthe Illinois Vehicle Code.D. PERMITTED NON-HIGHWAY VEHICLE: A motor vehicle as defined by section 1-168.8of the Illinois Vehicle Code, provided said motor vehicle has two (2) or more non-straddle seatsor a bench seat(s) and a steering wheel, not having handlebars. Not all Non-Highway Vehiclesshall be Permitted Non-Highway Vehicles.E. LOW SPEED VEHICLES: A low speed vehicles (LSV) as defined by Section 1426.1 of theIllinois Vehicle Code provided that said LSV meets the additional requirements of thisordinance.SECTION 80.2 OPERATION OF NON-HIGHWAY VEHICLESA. The use and operation of Golf Carts, Permitted Non-Highway Vehicles and Low speedvehicles, as defined in Section 80.1 A., D. and E. above, on the public streets, roadways andalleys of the City shall be permitted, subject to the provisions of this Article. The operation of3any non-highway vehicle other than Golf Carts, Permitted Non-Highway Vehicles and Lowspeed vehicles on public streets, roadways, and alleys within the City is strictly prohibited.B. No person may operate Golf Carts, Permitted Non-Highway Vehicles and Low speedvehicles on any public street or roadway where the posted speed limit is more than 30 miles anhour.C. In addition to the foregoing, no person may operate Golf Carts, Permitted Non-HighwayVehicles and Low speed vehicles on any portion of the following streets:
CITY CLERKAyes: Nays:Absent or not voting: __
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