Friday, March 1, 2013
Council votes to withdraw legislation after hearing from mayor, residents
Stow City Council voted 5-1 Thursday to kill proposed new regulations for the operation of dirt bikes, ATVs, snowmobiles and other similar off-road vehicles. Council voted to withdraw the proposed new rules after hearing from about a dozen residents, both for and against the laws, and Stow Mayor Sara Drew. The legislation was introduced by Councilman James Costello earlier this month after reporting numerous complaints from residents of Progress Park Drive for reckless operation of ATVs in their neighborhood. Costello cast the only vote against withdrawing the legislation Thursday. Councilman Matt Riehl was absent. Drew told council she met with the city's police and law departments this week to review how the city could use existing laws …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Withdrawal of proposed restrictions comes after review by mayor, police department
Stow City Council voted tonight to withdraw proposed new regulations for owners of ATVs, dirt bikes, snowmobiles and other similar off-road vehicles tonight. Council voted to withdraw the legislation after hearing from Stow Mayor Sara Drew that the law and police departments are reviewing using existing laws to enforce problem ATV and dirt bike owners. Look for complete coverage of tonight's meeting Friday on Stow Patch.
Proposed legislation to see second reading at Stow City Council
Stow residents who want to weigh in on new rules to affect dirt bike, ATV and other all-terrain vehicle use have another shot to do so at tonight's Stow City Council meeting. Council will give the proposed legislation two more readings, tonight and again in March, before the rules can become law — provided council ultimately votes to adopt them. Earlier this month council amended an existing ordinance on first reading to place the stricter rules on the operation of such off-road vehicles. The changes must be approved after the third reading for the new rules to take effect. Council's committee of the whole meets at 6:15 p.m. tonight at the city hall complex, but the legislative agenda does not start until 7 p.m. RECENT COVERAGE: