Hubbard tries to ban golf carts on streets and sidewalks | News, sports, jobs

by | Nov 17, 2021 | Golf Courses

HUBBARD – Due to constant complaints about golf carts, City Council has taken the first step to ban the use of such vehicles on public roads.

The council delivered the first reading on the ban on golf carts on public roads, paths and sidewalks during its session on Monday.

Mayor Ben Kyle said it was a safety concern.

“People have seen young children on golf carts as they were driven up and down the streets. There is concern for their safety on the golf carts as they are driven on roads with other traffic. “ said Kyle.

Police will deal with any problems with the golf cart, Kyle said, including issuing warnings. He said police officers are working on what to expect violations.

Kyle said the carts are only allowed on private property, such as local golf courses.

In other areas, Kyle plans to use the bridge on East Liberty Street (State Route 304) near the former Chevrolet Stiver “Purple Hearts Veterans Memorial Bridge.” Officials said an official inauguration is scheduled for 2022.

Kyle said this will be the second bridge in town to be named in honor of the veterans and their service to the community.

Last May, the city, along with Trumbull County’s commissioners, renamed the newly replaced Myron Street Bridge the Hubbard Veterans Bridge. A ceremony was held over the weekend of Memorial Day.

In other matters, advice:

• Announced that the Hubbard Holiday Parade will be held on December 11th at 5:00 pm, followed by a time for the children to meet with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Santa Claus House in Tylee Park. A small business winter market will also be open from 4pm to 8pm

• Heard from Kyle that the Eagle Joint Fire District Firefighters and Paramedics are working with Lane Life Trans to respond to urban and township emergencies. Officials said the two groups are working together to respond to calls;

• Obtaining offers to repair and refurbish the Christian Avenue water tank;

• Entered into a five-year agreement with the Trumbull County’s Combined Health District as a continuation of the current City Health Services Agreement;

• A bridge project for the Ohio Department of Transportation begins work on improving the sidewalk on Myron Street.

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