ATV's & UTV's
ATV's and UTV's can be operated on any street with a speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less, excluding any primary road extensions (Mill Creek Parkway, Highway 30, Highway 136 and Highway 67). ATV's and UTV's may cross a primary road extension in order to reach streets where lawful operations are permitted. Persons operating ATV's and UTV's on City streets shall have a valid and current permit from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and shall meet all other City Code requirements as found in City Code Chapter 86.
Golf carts can be operated on any street with a speed limit of 30 miles per hour or less, excluding any primary road extensions (Mill Creek Parkway, Highway 30, Highway 136 and Highway 67). Golf carts may cross a primary road extension in order to reach streets where lawful operations are permitted. Persons wishing to operate a golf cart on City streets are required to obtain a one-time City operation permit. Permits can be obtained at the Clinton County Recorder's Office, 1900 North 2nd Street, and the cost per golf cart is $50.
Snowmobiles may be operated within the city per the following outlined in City Code Chapter 80:
(A) Streets. Snowmobiles shall be operated only upon streets which have not been plowed during the snow season and on such other streets as may be designated by resolution of the Council. In addition to the general prohibition of snowmobiles on all city streets, as defined, snowmobiles are specifically prohibited on all of the Mill Creek Parkway right-of-way, the city recreational trail and all flood control levees.
(Iowa Code § 321G.9(4)(a))
(B) Exceptions. Snowmobiles may be operated on prohibited streets only under the following circumstances.
(1) Emergencies. Snowmobiles may be operated on any street in an emergency during the period of time when and at locations where snow upon the roadway renders travel by conventional motor vehicles impractical.
(Iowa Code § 321G.9(4)(c))
(2) Direct crossing. Snowmobiles may make a direct crossing of a prohibited street provided:
(a) The crossing is made at an angle of approximately 90 degrees to the direction of the street and at a place where no obstruction prevents a quick and safe crossing;
(b) The snowmobile is brought to a complete stop before crossing the street;
(c) The driver yields the right-of-way to all on-coming traffic which constitutes an immediate hazard; and
(d) In crossing a divided street, the crossing is made only at an intersection of the street with another street.