By BOB SHRALUKA
Police Chief Kevin Gerber told Decatur City Council at its recent meeting that he has been working on some changes in the city’s ordinance covering registrations of golf carts and UTVs.
“I’m just trying to clean up some verbiage in the ordinance,” he explained. “I want to streamline the process.”
Golf carts became legal on city streets some 15 years ago and there are at latest count a total of 344 carts registered with the police department.
Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTVs) were legalized on city streets only a year or two ago and the PD now has 127 of them registered.
Current city law says the registration sticker for a golf cart must be displayed on the lower left side of the rear bumper. After some discussion over the best place to apply the sticker – bumper, side of vehicle, windshield – it was decided to look further at the issue before any changes are made to the ordinance.
PD FITNESS: Gerber and City Attorney Anne Razo are working on preparing a liability waiver to be signed by officers who want to use the fitness room being installed at the police station.
She said some insurance needs to be added to cover the equipment.
The city’s board of works recently gave Gerber the go-ahead to have fitness equipment placed in the Seventh St. station.