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May 23, 2018

2/13/2018 7:25:00 AM
Arbor Vitae Town Board approves ATV renewal
Local trail access for ATVs to be addressed at next meeting

Brian Jopek

The Arbor Vitae Town board last week renewed for another year all terrain and utility vehicle trails and routes in the township.

The request for renewal was from the Lakeland ATV Club and town chairman Frank Bauers said he was aware of very few problems last year.

In fact, he said he received only one complaint and town clerk Mary Reuland received one complaint.

Bauers asked Corky Sheppard, the club's vice president, when the trails opened last year and Sheppard said it was in late June.

Bauers said paperwork for the Old Hwy. 51 ATV/UTV trail system the town board approved has been submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

"It's a slow process," he said.

"Yeah, they won't come up now until the snow is gone," Sheppard said of DOT trail inspectors. "We budgeted $10,000 for that. That's what it's gonna cost us to run up that corridor. With the culverts and the gravel and the excavating."

The town board approved the renewal request and then Sheppard brought up an item he said he's heard from several people in the club about - local access to town roads for ATVs and UTVs.

In June of last year, the town board denied that access in the area between Blueberry Road and Ross Lake Road.

The town's ATV ordinance, approved in 2016, essentially prohibits the operation of ATVs and UTVs on town roads except where designated to make a trail connection.

Wisconsin state law allows for snowmobilers to have access to trails from their homes.

Bauers, noting what was on the agenda was the renewal and that had been taken care of, suggested the town board take up the local access issue at its next meeting.

Brian Jopek may be reached via email at bjopek@lakelandtimes.com.

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