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Washington rejects ATVs on four roads

By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

A standing-room-only crowd at the Washington Town Hall Monday firmly advised the town board not to allow all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on town roads or town property.

Nicolet ATV Club of Three Lakes requested use of four miles of town road, on Dam, Nine Mile and Military roads, to connect with routes in Forest County.

The vote by secret ballot of registered Washington electors was 76-41 to prohibit ATV use on all town roads and property. A second vote was 34-70 to allow use of four miles of Dam, Nine Mile and Military roads for ATV travel.

Town Chairman Jim Spring told the gathering

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 6:33 PM


-9 #3 2013-05-09 02:36
Cars also use the roads along with hikers, bicyclists and walkers. I am an avid biker and would not be the least bit worried about an ATV hitting me. They are compatible with all these activities! I would love to be able to use my ATV to run to the store instead of having to use the car for the 3 mile trip.
+13 #2 2013-05-08 14:03
Thank goodness our neighbors to the north have more sense about the ultimate displacement of walker, hiker, bicyclist, birdwatcher and equestrian recreational users by ATVs. ATVs are not compatible with any of these activities, despite what ATVers claim. Thank you Town of Washington!
+13 #1 2013-05-07 21:20
I wonder what the speed limit will be for the paramedics trying to access the first accident?

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