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There are pro­vi­sions to op­er­at­ing golf carts on city roads, how­ever. The golf carts must be reg­is­tered with the Por­terdale Po­lice Depart­ment and own­ers need to pay a $15 regis­tra­tion fee which will be good for five years. The ex­haust on the cart must be main­tained and the ve­hi­cles should have proper lighting equip­ment (in­clud­ing brake lights and turn sig­nals), a horn, mir­rors, wind­shield and safety belts. They also re­quire an am­ber strobe light.

Only li­censed driv­ers may op­er­ate a cart on city streets, or driv­ers with a learner’s per­mit who are ac­com­pa­nied by a li­censed adult 21 or older. The ve­hi­cles can­not be driven on side­walks or walk­ing trails and can­not be op­er­ated on Crow­ell Road, Cov­ing­ton By­pass Road, Ga. High­way 81 and west of the in­ter­sec­tion of 81 and Crow­ell and Cov­ing­ton By­pass. Maps are avail­able at the PPD.

City em­ploy­ees are also do­nat­ing time and re­sources to spruc­ing up City Hall. City coun­cil mem­ber Robert Fox­worth has do­nated paint and la­bor and city hall em­ploy­ees have do­nated some paint as well, to paint city hall.

Ac­cord­ing to city clerk Judy John­son the fresh­en­ing up will in­clude paint­ing the out­side of the build­ing and the handrails of the stairs. Peo­ple who are per­form­ing com­mu­nity ser­vice for the city will be re­quired to help with the project as well.

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