Utility vehicles are now allowed on Clear Lake city streets.
Monday night the Clear Lake City Council passed an ordinance similar to the golf cart ordinance it approved last summer. City Administrator Scott Flory said the golf cart initiative was well received by the public and the local police department reported there were no issues related to public safety as a result of the measure.
“At the time, there were also requests to expand the same opportunities to UTVs, as well,” said Flory. The City took a more deliberate approach on that topic and wanted to evaluate how things went with golf carts expanded use before making any decisions on that matter, added.
The new UTV ordinance is similar to the golf cart rules, including a permit process, age restriction, proof of insurance, registration and inspection of the vehicle.