What has been proposed to Morristown, VT's Selectboard?
We've compiled resources for quick reference including the ATV Proposal, Selectboard meeting minutes, audio recordings, and transcripts.
What’s our position on ATV access to town roads?
Friends of Morristown Roads is calling for a robust public discussion facilitated by the Morristown Selectboard to hear the concerns of residents and study the full impact of recreational ATVs on town roads before changing town ordinances.
Peter Hillman, Pownal, VT, 6/15/2020, VtDigger
To expect people to see their government suddenly draft and pass laws, when your only opportunity to get informed and participate is to try to go through and get somewhere on Zoom for three minutes, to us, just stands the whole idea of democracy on its head."
Cynthia Cloutier, Silver Ridge Road, Morrisville, 9/12/2020, FrontPorchForum
Several Homeowners have mentioned they have to keep their windows closed Fri. through Mon. as there is so much more dirt that is kicked up and pours through their windows requiring excessive cleaning. Some days are similar to living at a Thunder Road. There is no escaping the loud totally recognizable, unmistakable, high decibel noise and whirling wine of each of the ATVs - some louder than the largest trucks. "
Steve Wright, 3/1/2019 VtDigger
The casual observer may have noticed that opening roads to ATVs has increased illegal ATV use in Orleans County. A call to the sheriff can confirm. Violations observed include riding through state waters in a wildlife management area, and driving on state highways and town roads not open to ATVs.”
"As ATV injuries climb threefold so far this year , Vermonters are advised to follow safety precautions while riding" 6/23/20 VTDigger
A June 2020 press release from the UVM Medical Center states:
The only time an ATV should be on a road is to cross it.