The residents of an Ocala, FL, retirement
community are fuming about losing their right to drive – to the golf course,
The problem stems from Southwest 80th Avenue,
which divides the On Top of the World retirement village from the newly built
Candler Hills golf course.
The problem, however, is that golf carts are
not allowed on public roads in Ocala, making it impossible for the retirees to
drive to tee time.
However, after receiving complaints from
residents in the retirement community, city officials are proposing an
ordinance that would allow the carts – with proper safety equipment – to
operate on specially designated public roads.
“We’re bisected by Southwest 80th and this
gives the county the opportunity to adopt an ordinance that allows travel between
On Top of the World, Candler Hills and Indigo East,” Ken Colen, president and
chief executive for the community, told the Ocala
An official with the Marion County
Commissioner’s office told Land Line that Southwest 80th Avenue is in a residential area, and is not a designated
– By Aaron
Ladage, staff writer