The Highland Park Town Council this morning approved an ordinance prohibiting anyone from operating a pedicab business within the town’s borders. The move came after the town received at least one application to operate such a business, presumably during the Christmas season.
The ordinance also prohibits businesses involving “neighborhood electric vehicles,” which I’m told are not the same as golf carts (more research needed, obviously).
“We just didn’t see that there was a crying need for these types of things in our community, as a business, on top of what’s already here,” Mayor Joel Williams said.
What’s already here, during the holidays, are horse-drawn carriages. The council discussed amending the ordinance governing those, but no official action was taken. Pick up this week’s paper for more details.