The Glenwood City Council has approved the first of three required readings that would legalize the operation of golf carts on city streets.
An amendment to city Ordinance 847 would make it legal for any person age 18 or older with a valid Iowa driver’s license to operate a golf cart on city streets during daylight hours from April 1 through Oct. 31.
Golf cart operators would be required to apply for an operator’s permit from the Glenwood Police Department.
Golf carts driven on city streets would be required to be equipped with a “Slow Moving Vehicle” sign, a bicycle safety flag, adequate brakes, headlights, taillights and brake lights.
The second reading of the ordinance amendment is expected to take place at the council’s Oct. 11 meeting.