The Board of County Commissioners on Monday adopted an ordinance that permits and regulates the use of off-highway vehicles (OHV) on county roads in the unincorporated areas of the county.
The new county ordinance does not apply to other local jurisdictions including state or federal agencies or municipal streets.
Paonia trustees approved an ordinance last week allowing the operation of off-highway vehicles, or OHVs, within town limits.
Before jumping on your four-wheeler and going for a spin, OHV owners should know a few things, including the fact that the ordinance will not take effect until May 6. Until then, it is not legal to operate an OHV or ATV within town limits, according to Police Chief Neil Ferguson.
It may soon be legal to drive off-road vehicles in the town of Paonia.
At the March 14 town board meeting, trustees considered a draft ordinance that would amend current town code to allow off-highway vehicles (OHVs) to be operated within town limits.
On Monday, March 6, the county commissioners had first reading of a proposed ordinance that would allow and regulate the use of off-highway vehicles on county roads.
Assistant county attorney John Baier told the commissioners the ordinance will be published in the DCI on March 15.
The Cedaredge Town Board is having discussions about the use of off-highway vehicles on town streets.
During the trustees' September meeting last week, the topic brought out many complex issues and lots of uncertainty surrounding the issue.
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