Village Board Seeks Input on ATVs, UTVs and/or Golf Carts on Roads

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Several residents have expressed interest in the Village adopting an ordinance that would allow ATV’s, UTV’s and/or golf carts on Village roads. The Village Board will have a public hearing on this topic to gain more feedback from the community on Monday, September 27 at 6 p.m. Residents and property owners with viewpoints on this topic (either for or against) are encouraged to participate.

Wisconsin state law allows municipalities to adopt an ordinance that authorizes the operation of ATV’s on local roads that have a speed limit of 35 MPH or less. This does not include state trunk highways (like Hwy. 11) or connecting highways (like S. Colony Rd./Main St.) which are under the authority of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. There are several examples of municipalities across the state that have adopted ordinances allowing ATVs and UTVs. Many of them include regulations relating to things like lighting, licensing, insurance, noise, hours of operation and allowed routes. State law also allows municipalities to adopt ordinances allowing golf carts on roads that have a speed limit of 25 MPH or less.

After collecting additional feedback from the community, the Village Board will decide whether to proceed with having an ordinance drafted on this topic. Look for updates in the Village’s Monthly E-News e-mail newsletter (available at uniongrove.net/newsletter).

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