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A. Purpose: The purpose of this section is to enable the city with the legal remedies provided by Iowa Code section 321.247, "golf cart operation on city streets", and to establish other provisions for means of law enforcement.
B. Operation Restrictions And Requirements: The following provisions are hereby adopted, including certain provisions of Iowa Code section 321.247, and are hereby made applicable to all city ordinances, now or hereafter adopted:
1. The operation of an adequate, safety equipped golf cart on the city streets is permitted by persons who are sixteen (16) years old and who possess a valid motor vehicle driver's license.
2. The golf cart shall not be operated upon any city street that is a primary road extension through the city but shall be allowed to cross a city street that is a primary road extension through the city. Augusta Avenue and Hawkeye Drive are designated primary roads in the city.
3. The golf cart shall be equipped with a slow moving vehicle sign visible from the rear of the cart and with a bicycle safety flag, the top of which shall be a minimum of five feet (5') from ground level.
4. The golf cart may only operate on the permitted city streets from the time period of one-half (1/2) hour after sunrise to one-half (1/2) hour prior to sunset.
1. Any person convicted of a violation of this section shall be guilty of a municipal infraction for each provision violated. This shall not be construed to prohibit the use of simple misdemeanor violations, but it shall be construed as an additional remedy, alongside the imposition of the simple misdemeanor.
2. The city may, at its sole discretion, elect which remedy to pursue, but the city may not pursue both remedies for a single violation. (Ord. 2012-01, 6-12-2012)
3. Unless otherwise altered by amendment to Iowa Code section 364.22, all municipal infractions for each provision violated shall constitute a civil offense punishable by a civil penalty as provided in section 1-4-1 of this code.
D. Authorized Enforcement Officers: The following officers are hereby authorized by the city to file municipal infractions when on good faith belief they have determined that a violation has occurred: mayor, mayor pro tem, city clerk, director of public works, and city attorney. (Ord. 2012-01, 6-12-2012; amd. 2015 Code)