Two Cherokee County homeowners associations are seeking designations as “Motorized Cart Districts” where golf carts can legally operate on the street. AJC FILE

Cherokee to hear golf cart district requests

Public hearings will be held in August for two Cherokee County homeowners associations asking to be designated “Motorized Cart Districts” where golf carts can legally operate on the street.

The county Board of Commissioners scheduled the hearings for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, on the requests by the Bridgemill Community Association and Willow Tree Subdivision.

The hearings will be part of the commissioners’ regular business meeting at the county Administration Building, 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton. Commissioners may vote on the applications after the hearings.

Cherokee County’s Motorized Cart Ordinance, adopted in January, allows the creation of districts where golf carts are street-legal, subject to certain rules.

Among those rules: Golf carts cannot go faster than 20 mph, use sidewalks or operate after 10 p.m. An operator must have to have a valid driver’s license and be at least 16 years old. Owners would have to be insured and carts, equipped with such safety features as lights, brakes, mirrors, turn signals and a horn.

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