Town Hall Meeting – McCormick Woods Golf Cart Zone
6:30pm - 8:30pm The Clubhouse at McCormick Woods
5155 McCormick Woods Drive SW, Port Orchard, WA 98367
PORT ORCHARD, WA – The City of Port Orchard has been approached by members of the community regarding the creation of a golf cart zone located in the McCormick Woods community.
A Town Hall meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, beginning at 6:30pm located at The Clubhouse at McCormick Woods, 5155 McCormick Woods Drive SW, Port Orchard, WA.
The public is encouraged to attend.
The draft Ordinance and golf cart zone map is listed below:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ORCHARD, WASHINGTON, ADOPTING A NEW CHAPTER TO TITLE 10 (“VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC”) OF THE PORT ORCHARD MUNICIPAL CODE TO ESTABLISH A DESIGNATED GOLF CART ZONE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND SETTING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
WHEREAS, the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 46.08.175 authorizes the Port Orchard City Council to create a Golf Cart Zone for the purposes of permitting the incidental operation of golf carts upon a street of the State of Washington under certain circumstances; and
WHEREAS, the Port Orchard City Council finds that it is in the best interests of the citizens of the City of Port Orchard to authorize a Golf Cart Zone within the McCormick Woods neighborhood; to establish certain regulations relating to the Golf Cart Zone; and to provide for penalties for violations of these regulations; NOW, THEREFORE,
THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PORT ORCHARD, WASHINGTON, DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. A new Port Orchard Municipal Code Chapter 10.50 entitled “Golf Cart Zone” is hereby adopted and shall read as follows:
10.50.010 Golf carts – Defined.
“Golf cart” means a gas-powered or electric-powered four-wheeled vehicle originally designed and manufactured for operation on a golf course for sporting purposes and has a speed attainable in one mile of not more than twenty-five (25) miles per hour. A golf cart is not a non-highway vehicle or off-road vehicle as defined in RCW 46.04.365 and RCW 46.09.310.
10.50.020 Golf carts authorized.
Subject to the provisions of this chapter and RCW 46.08.175, the operation of golf carts is hereby authorized upon the public roadways of the development commonly known as McCormick Woods as more fully designated and set forth on file with the City of Port Orchard (“McCormick Woods Golf Cart Zone”). Golf carts are not permitted on non-motorized nature or hiking trails within the McCormick Woods development, which is not part of the McCormick Woods Golf Cart Zone.
10.50.030 Obedience to rules of the road/traffic control devices.
Any person operating a golf cart upon the public roadways as authorized in this chapter shall be subject to all of the duties and obligations applicable to the operator of a motor vehicle as per the Washington model traffic ordinance (Chapter 308-330 WAC).10.50.040 Additional requirements.
Any person operating a golf cart within the McCormick Woods Golf Cart Zone shall comply with the following:
(1) Vehicle Operator License. No person may operate a golf cart unless such person carries upon his or her person a valid Washington State vehicle operator’s license.
(2) Daylight Operation. No person may operate a golf cart at any time from a half hour after sunset to a half hour before sunrise.
(3) Equipment Requirements. A golf cart must meet the equipment requirements of RCW 46.08, RCW 46.37 and 49 CFR 571.500 for reflectors, seat belts and rear view mirrors.
(4) Insurance. No person may operate a golf cart unless the person is covered under a liability policy with liability limits of at least the amounts provided in RCW 46.29.090.
10.50.050 Violation – Penalty.
Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a civil infraction resulting in a $50.00 fine.