Renville County ATV Ordinance 20 Mar 14

An ordinance that would open Renville County roads to recreational use by all types of off-highway vehicles continues to move forward. The Renville County Board on Tuesday discussed setting a 40 mile-per-hour speed limit for the vehicles, and possibly limiting the areas where golf carts could drive. Safety concerns on ATVs driving at highway speeds on paved roadways were also discussed. The ordinance would allow licensed drivers access to all county roads when driving all-terrain vehicles, side-by-side vehicles, mini-trucks, golf carts and utility task vehicles. The vehicles would need to have a county permit and safety features such as rear view mirrors. Commissioners are now expected to vote on the ordinance at their next meeting.