OHVs banned, then unbanned, from Silverton’s streets
Jun 11, 2021 | Stay the Trail News | 0 comments
A sign indicating the OHV route in the town of Silverton may become a moot point later this year. After many twists and turns, the subject of banning OHVs from the town’s streets will go to a vote later this year. A separate vote would ask residents whether they want to allow OHVs on just the town’s current designated route or everywhere. It’s unclear how the two competing votes would impact one another. / Photo by Jonathan Romeo
Jonathan Romeo – 06/10/2021
After a seven-year experiment, Silverton is grappling in a serious way with whether to allow off-highway vehicles within town limits.
In an abrupt, and to many shocking, move, the Silverton town trustees voted 4-3 last month to ban OHVs from riding in town, just days before the start of the summer season. But the battle is far from over.
This week, residents filed a protest and temporarily overturned the ban, which was to take effect June 20, ensuring the thunder of OHVs will continue this summer. And now, a mess of petitions filed by residents may force two separate elections on the matter in the coming months.
It’s complicated, with a dizzying array of moving parts, but to say the debate over allowing OHVs in Silverton has sent the town into an uproar would be an understatement.
LINK TO FULL ARTICLE: THE DURANGO TELEGRAPH