Barton Voters To Decide ATVs Question

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The Borderline Ridge Riders, a club based in Newport Center, on a ride in 2010.

The Barton Select Board voted to open all roads to ATVs during a recent meeting.

According to minutes from the board’s April 17 meeting, representatives of the Border Line Ridge Runners asked the board for the increased access.

Select Board Chair Robert Croteau commented that the town has had no problems with ATVs and concerns residents had initially were not realized. There are also fewer ATVs than expected, said Croteau. Croteau raised the concern about signage near the nursing home where residents enjoy walking on the trail. Scott Jenness said BLRR will install signs.

The board moved to open the trails with the same season and opening and closing dates as in the original ordinance.

The board heard a complaint of a possible violation of the town’s junk yard ordinance at a residence because of too many vehicles. Selectman Lenny Zenonos volunteered to be the board’s representative to investigate such complaints and will report back to the board.

Justin Barton-Caplin submitted a letter of resignation from his positions on the Zoning Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission and was thanked for his service to the town. The board will advertise this position.

The next regular select board meeting is Tuesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in the Conference 143 Room of the Municipal Office at 34 Main Street, Barton.

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