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. However, some of the county's municipalities are considering the move to allow OHV use on their streets also. OHVs are already permitted on City of Delta streets.
The ordinance will take effect on April 17. Copies of the eight-page ordinance are available at the courthouse and it has been posted on the county website as well.
Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee noted the maximum allowed speed for an OHV is 35 mph which applies on county roads with no posted speed limit as well as roads with a higher posted speed limit.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.