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Off-road vehicles allowed on town streets?


Elmer City is working on an ordinance that would allow off road vehicles to travel on town streets.

The town has been looking at other city ordinances that deal with ORV operation on city streets.

City Clerk Renée Tillman reported to the council about Wilbur’s ORV ordinance and asked if the council members would like her to continue working on the ordinance. Council was in agreement.

She explained that it would be nice if people could use an ORV to go to the post office and back.

Council suggested that the ordinance might include golf carts.

A tribal officer there to report on activity in the town suggested that the town check with the Colville Tribes since Elmer City is located on the reservation.

The ordinance would state that any ORV or golf cart would have to have mirrors and conform to safety standards. Drivers would have to wear helmets, Tillman suggested.

Council wants to pursue the ordinance and have Tillman report back next month.

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