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(A) Applications shall be made in writing upon forms furnished by the city and shall include, but not be limited to, the following information:
(1) Full name, address and date of birth of the owner and operator;
(2) Description and serial number of the motorized golf cart;
(3) Copy of vehicle registration, if any;
(4) Valid driver’s license number and date of expiration; and
(5) Statement outlining any physical or mental disability and a signed statement of a physician describing the physical or mental handicap and certifying that the applicant can safely operate a golf cart on public roads within the city.
(B) The applicant must submit proof of insurance complying with the provisions of M.S. § 65B.48, Subdivision 5, as it may be amended from time to time, which requires basic economic loss benefits and residual liability coverage.
(C) The application must be accompanied by the payment of a permit fee, the amount of which will be set by resolution of the City Council from time to time.
(D) Permits under this section shall be approved or denied by the Chief of Police and must be approved or denied within 60 days after receipt of the written application, unless additional information is needed. To obtain the additional information, the Chief of Police must send written notice to the applicant requesting additional information within ten business days after the receipt of the application, in which event, the 60-day time limit shall commence upon receipt of the additional information. In the event that the application is denied, the applicant may request a hearing before the City Council by serving written notice of a request for hearing within ten days after receipt of the City Clerk’s written notice of denial of the application. The City Council shall hold a hearing allowing the applicant to submit any additional information or evidence supporting the applicant’s application under this section. The City Council shall thereafter make a decision to approve or deny the application based upon the evidence in the file and additional information provided by the applicant at the hearing.
(E) If the Chief of Police or City Council approves the application, the City Clerk will issue the permit to the applicant.
(F) Each permit issued under this section shall be for a period of time not to exceed one year and may be annually renewed. At any time during the permit period and upon request by the city, the person issued a permit under this section may be required to submit further information or evidence that the permittee is able to safely operate a motorized golf cart on public roads within the city.
(Ord. 459, passed 5-22-2000)