Tryon considers allowing golf carts

Published 1:20 pm Monday, August 26, 2013

After receiving a few inquiries about Tryon allowing golf carts within town limits, town council decided to look into the possibility with some restrictions, including no use on Trade Street.

Council met Aug. 20 and discussed the possibility of a golf cart ordinance and where allowing the use may be practical in town.

Tryon could enact its own ordinance without the state being required for approval, according to town attorney Bailey Nager. Tryon officials said they have been speaking with City of Saluda officials about their ordinance, which was enacted several years ago for Saluda City Limits.

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Tryon Town Manager Joey Davis said one of his inquiries came from Mary Lance, with White Oak Apartments.

Lance told council with 100 apartments in two separate complexes, they would love to have golf carts to travel to and from complexes. She said currently they have to have a licensed vehicle to transport residents to and from one complex to another.

“It would be great if they could use golf carts,” Lance said.