This is your annual Golf Cart Permit Registration Notice.
To be permitted to drive on the streets of the Town of Santa Claus in Christmas Lake Village and Holiday Village your golf cart needs to be registered with the town and a permit must be displayed on the vehicle.
Annual fee is $25, payable to the Town of Santa Claus along with the registration form can be dropped off at Town Hall during normal business hours.
Golf Carts and Off-Road Vehicles shall not be operated on sidewalks, trails, other public ways, streets and roadways other than those defined as “Permitted Streets” in this Section, State Highways (except as permitted by Section 2 above), or at any location on Louis J. Koch, Jr. Boulevard or on Ashburn Road between Louis J. Koch, Jr. Boulevard and New Year’s Eve Day Drive. In and at Yellig Park, Golf Carts and Off-Road Vehicles shall be operated only in designated parking lots and driveways, and shall not be operated on walking trails, on ball or soccer fields or other areas not designated or otherwise established for vehicular travel.
Although it’s been open for some time, the new signs have been installed.
Main Street is located just south of the Community Center and Fire Station, it connects IN162 to IN 245 and is a three lane road with an extension of the hiking and biking trails just waiting for development.
Work is wrapping up on the 2017 Community Crossings Grant projects.
Thanks to the grant, the town leveraged it’s meager road budget to resurface 4 sections of roads in Santa Claus and will be re-striping another one soon.
One might wonder how roadwork is selected.
Each year, the town assesses road conditions on a scale of 1-10 on the Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating (PASER) scale on the nearly 17.5 miles of town roadways. This, of course, does not include Christmas Lake Village roads,
nor does it include the state highways of 162 and 245. These ratings determine the length of useful life for each road.
Combining the rating with the available dollars, the roads are prioritized for repair, replacement or re-surfacing. Then, based on the available dollars in the Motor Vehicle Highway Fund, repairs are scheduled.
With the help of Community Crossings grants from INDOT over the past two year, the town received nearly $240,000 and re-surfaced 17.8% of town roads at a cost to the town of less than $89,000.
This morning, INDOT crews are creating a right turn lane from eastbound IN162 into the Kaspar Gate. This comes after the Town Council made the request to INDOT to reduce traffic conflicts at this intersection. The step takes out the confusion at this intersection and should lead to safer travel into the town of Santa Claus and Christmas Lake Village.