Board of Commissioners pass ORV ordinance

ARENAC COUNTY — As of today, off-road vehicle (ORV) riders may legally ride on county roads…if their townships in which they reside decide to participate in cooperation with the county ordinance. After a light discussion concerning the specifics, the board approved the ordinance, in its original format, 4-1. Commissioner Jane Danjin, who opposes the ordinance for safety and liability purposes, brought some preliminary discussion to light. Danjin said she believes paved roads without a shoulder fitting the safety needs for an ORV should be off-limits. “(In Ogemaw) You have ORV’s on the road and people trying to work around them,” Danjin said. “It’s very unsafe.” The Board of Commissioners ultimately decided against Danjin’s amendment in a 1-4 vote. According to some board members, they felt it wouldn’t be fair to change the wording without the public knowing. Although some felt down the road, so to speak, there may be a good time to revisit the subject.

Read more in the Oct. 15 edition of "The Arenac County Independent"


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