A sizeable group of disgruntled lake-area residents stormed out of the courtroom at Friday’s Fiscal Court meeting after an ordinance died which would have allowed golf carts on some county roadways.
The group, which gathered a petition with over 300 signatures, according to supporter Gene Weikel, was asking that the court permit the vehicles on a number of low-speed, residential-area streets where many residents are already driving carts, despite their illegal status.
During the October Fiscal Court meeting, the group brought up their request, which has been made to the court before by others without success. The issue was tabled for a month in order for the court to weigh the potential benefits and drawbacks of the proposed ordinance.
On Friday, Judge Executive Gary Logsdon moved the issue to the top of the agenda and opened the floor for a vote to be made.
The magistrates remained silent, with no one stepping forward to recommend the legalization of golf carts on Grayson County roadways, and Logsdon declared that the ordinance died for lack of a motion.
Attorney Tom Goff, who Weikel says is representing the proponents of the ordinance, asked the court what changes could be made in order to increase its odds of being approved.
Logsdon replied that it all came down to “a lot of liability issues.”
Weikel said, “I am sure it is obvious that we are really disappointed in our Fiscal Court on how this was handled.”