An ordinance amending Chapter 14 of the Columbus Code so as to authorize use of electric personal assistive mobility devices or golf carts or low-speed vehicles on portions of the Columbus Riverwalk and 14
Street Pedestrian Bridge; providing a speed limit for such devices and vehicles; and for other purposes.
THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY ORDAINS:
Section 14-7.1 of the Columbus Code is hereby amended by adding a new subsection (d) to read as follows:
“(d)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code section, the City Manager may authorize the use of electric personal assistive mobility devices as defined in O.C.G.A. Section 40-1-1(15.6) or golf carts as defined in O.C.G.A. Section 40-1-1(17.2) or low-speed vehicles as defined in O.C.G.A. Section 40-1-1(25.1) along certain portions of the Columbus Riverwalk. Any business or organization desiring to use such devices or carts on portions of the Riverwalk or 14
Street Pedestrian Bridge shall make application to the City Manager on forms prescribed by the City Manager and shall be licensed to conduct business in Columbus, Georgia or Phenix City, Alabama. Any such business or organization shall be subject to rules promulgated by the City Manager and shall carry a minimum of $500,000 general liability insurance through a company licensed to do business in Georgia, with Columbus, Georgia being named as an additional insured. Any permit granted by the City Manager for such activity shall be valid for a period of one year and may be revoked by the City Manager for any violation of rules governing the use of such devices.
(2) It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any device, cart or vehicle described in this subsection at a speed greater than 15 miles per hour on any portion of the Columbus Riverwalk or 14
Street Pedestrian Bridge. Any person violating this Code section shall be punished as provided in Section 1-8 of the Columbus Code.”
All ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.
Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia held on the 4
day of November, 2014 introduced a second time at a regular meeting of said Council held on the ______ day of ________________, 2014 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ________ members of said Council.
Councilor Allen voting____________.
Councilor Baker voting____________.
Councilor Barnes voting___________.
Councilor Davis voting____________.
Councilor Henderson voting________.
Councilor Huff voting_____________.
Councilor McDaniel voting_________.
Councilor Pugh voting_____________.
Councilor Thomas voting___________.
Councilor Woodson voting__________.
TINY B. WASHINGTON TERESA PIKE TOMLINSON
CLERK OF COUNCIL MAYOR