Teutopolis Village Board Hears Again from Golf Cart Supporters

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Published on August 8 2013 2:07 pm
Last Updated on August 8 2013 7:24 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Teutopolis village board members were visited again Wednesday night by supporters of making village streets open to use by golf carts.

Mary Lou Esker has headed the effort, saying a golf cart was very beneficial to her late husband Bill in the months before his death earlier this year.

Village officials have received information from Illinois Secretary of State Police about making golf carts street legal, but are still reviewing the information. 

A possible sticking point is that State guidelines indicate golf carts can only cross highways at certain location.  In Teutopolis, the only legal spot to cross would be the four-way stop.

Board members were also to hear a presentation from Jennifer Kibler on ways to market and promote the Teutopolis community.  However, the trustees had not prepared a list of possible members of a committee to assist Kibler in the endeavor, so no presentation was forthcoming.

Also Wednesday, after discussion, the consensus was to replace a backhoe rather than try to get it repaired so bids will be taken on a new unit.  The Board awarded rock and oil bids to Larry Heuerman Trucking and the patch mix bid went to Effingham Asphalt.

Board members also authorized execution of a service agreement to join Teutopolis in a group of more than 100 communities with the low bidder for supply of electricity for residential and small commercial customers.  The village's current contract for electricity expires in 2014.