The Kewaunee County Board on Tuesday (Sept. 17) will consider giving final approval to an ordinance regulating the use of all-terrain vehicles and utility vehicles on designated ATV routes.

At the first reading of the ordinance Aug. 20, County Board Chairman Robert Weidner noted that the board’s Public Safety Committee had recommended passing the ordinance with one amendment from the document that was tabled earlier this year.

The amendment specifies ATV/UTV users must hold liability insurance while operating on roads in the county, Weidner said. It would be up to the cities, villages and towns to designate ATV trails.

The ordinance is designed to spell out requirements for people operating on ATV routes designated by any city, town or village in the county. Among other provisions, operators must observe a 35 mph speed limit or the posted speed limit, whichever is less, and they must be at least 16 years old and possess a valid driver’s license.

They also must ride single file on the extreme right side of the road, and the use of ATVs and UTVs is prohibited between one hour after sunset and one hour before sunrise.

The County Board meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the board room of the Administrative Center, 810 Lincoln St., Kewaunee.

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