|City council approves snowmobile access ordinance|
By Ken Anderson
An ordinance creating a series of access routes for snowmobiles within the city of Eagle River to reach established trails from residences, businesses and lodging establishments was approved on a one-year trial basis in a 3-1 vote of the city council Tuesday night.
After Mayor Jeff Hyslop called for the agenda item on the snowmobile ordinance, Councilwoman Carol Hendricks immediately objected and indicated she would not vote for the ordinance. She was the only council member to oppose the ordinance.
There are a number of restrictions in the ordinance.
Snowmobiles cannot be operated on any sidewalk, upon or across city parks or golf course except on the designated trail through Riverview Park, and only between Dec. l and March 31.
The drivers of the machines must obey all traffic signals and signs throughout the city and cannot exceed 25 mph on streets and 15 mph in alleys and parking lots. Sleds must travel signal file on the right side of the roadway and with the flow of traffic.
Certain sections of Wall and Railroad streets cannot be used, but can be crossed at intersections and one cannot operate on private property without written consent of the owner.
The city council has the authority to close city streets or designated snowmobile routes at any time.
The Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club of Eagle River asked the city council to approve the ordinance.
|Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12:12 PM|
|Last Updated on Friday, September 13, 2013 1:03 PM|