As of July 23, Ramsey residents can ride their all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and golf carts on city streets – with a permit.
To help residents navigate the new rules, the city will be holding a second informational meeting Aug. 6, 6 p.m., in the council chambers, 7550 Sunwood Drive N.W.
The city’s first meeting July 11 drew 24 people.
People are not required to attend the meeting to get a permit, but it will help with understanding the new rules, Police Chief Jim Way said.
It is the responsibility of riders/drivers to know the ordinance and the meeting will provide people the opportunity to get their questions answered, he said.
But it is not the venue to complain about the new ordinance, Way said.
While the first meeting was not well publicized, all residents received notice in their July utility bill about the second meeting, he said.
As of July 23, the police department received 10 permit applications.
Officers are inspecting the machines to make sure they have the proper equipment, including seat belts and horns on golf carts and a Slow Moving Vehicle sign, Way said.
Golf carts also need to have headlights and tail lights to be driven on city streets at night, he said.
ATVs and golf carts can only be driven on city streets, not the boulevards or county roads or ditches, Way said.
The new recreational vehicle rules can be found on the city’s website, http://www.ci.ramsey.mn.us/.
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