ATV route signs have begun going up in the town of West Kewaunee after the Town Board approved an ordinance permitting operation of all-terrain vehicles and utility vehicles on town roads.
“Our town ordinance follows the county’s ordinance,” Town Chairman Dan Kassner posted on Facebook. “If you do ride on the roads with your ATV, please follow the speed limit and be respectful of your fellow neighbors.”
The Kewaunee County Board in September passed an ordinance regulating the use of all-terrain vehicles and utility vehicles on designated ATV routes.
The ordinance spells 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.
Kassner said the signs were purchased by local area businesses without any tax dollars. He thanked Saul Sevcik (Sevcik Ag Services), Erin Carter and Chris Carter (Carter’s Collision), Ryan Chervenka (Chervenka Farms), Donald Sipiorski (The Outback Tavern) and one anonymous donor.
Broken Skull Graphics produced the signs for the town.