February 13, 2018

MEMO TO:        Mayor Barber and Board of Commissioners

FROM:             Frank A. Rush, Jr., Town Manager

SUBJECT:       Resolution Amending FY 17-18 Fee Schedule – Golf Cart Registration Fees

The Board of Commissioners is asked to approve the attached resolution that establishes a commercial golf cart registration permit fee for rental golf cart companies.  The attached resolution establishes this new fee at $500 plus $75 per golf cart, as opposed to the current fee of $100 per golf cart. 

This new fee is recommended in recognition of the excellent cooperation that the Town receives from the 3 rental golf cart companies serving Emerald Isle.  The new fee is also recommended due to the fact that the rental golf cart companies are not eligible for the recently enacted $25 discount for attending the golf cart safety and education class presented by the Emerald Isle Police Department.  Town staff routinely work with the 3 rental golf cart companies to address golf cart issues involving their rental customers, and each of the companies is committed to promoting the safe and proper use of golf carts in Emerald Isle. 

The attached memo from Police Chief Tony Reese includes additional information about the recommended new fee.

I recommend approval of the attached resolution.