To provide for health, safety and welfare of county’s citizens, and to ensure the integrity of its roads and streets and the appropriate use of the rights of way, the county strives to keep its public right of way in a state of good repair.
Give the location and a brief description of every occurrence as follows:
“ 3 ATVs on Diamond Ledge Road in Stafford at 3 PM.” Additional information is good but always not necessary.
You may be asked for your name and telephone number so a local DEP officer can contact you for additional information. Your name will not be given to the perpetrators.
It is very important to report all occurrences since the DEP logs all the reports into their system. It gives the DEP an idea of how great the problem is in your area and if severe they could conduct a large scale “sweep” in the future. It also gives the problem the visibility it deserves.
Do not try to deal with the problem yourself as ATV riders have shown an inclination to avoid apprehension and have even run down and injured people trying to stop them. Remember they are knowingly breaking the law and are criminals.
Greenberger, Carol (2007). The Controversy of ATVs on Public Lands. Retrieved April 2, 2008, from Chattooga Conservancy Web site: http://www.chattoogariver.org/index.php?quart=Su2003&req=atvs
Hodgin , Dennis (2005, August 3). ATV or Trail Bike Problems. Retrieved March 25, 2008, from EASTERN CONNECTICUT FOREST LANDOWNERS ASSOCIATION/WOLF DEN LAND TRUST Web site: http://www.ecfla.org/articles/atv.htm
Mackie, Paul (2005). ATVs Becoming Major Concern in Nation's Counties. Retrieved March 24, 2008, from NACo Web site: http://www.countyengineers.org/Template.cfm?Section=public_lands&template=/ContentM anagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=12669
Mississippi Headwaters Protection Alliance, (2007). How You can Help. Retrieved April 2, 2008, from Mississippi Headwaters Protection Alliance Web site: http://www.mhpalliance.org/html/help.html
Pavey , Rob (2007, October 15). ATVs cause problems at parks, Destroys vegetation, disturbs wildlife. Retrieved March 27, 2008, from http://www.onlineathens.com/stories/101507/news_20071015028.shtml
Department of Transportation and Physical Development (2006). Ordinance 168- For the Management of All Terrain Vehicles in County-Rights-of-Way: Effects Study. Washington County, MN: Wayne Sandberg