(Harlan) The Harlan City Council amended provisions pertaining to all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles at Tuesday night’s meeting. The city had to adjust their ordinance to coincide with state legislation.
The new ordinance defines an “ATV” as a motorized vehicle, with not less than three and not more than six non-highway tires, that is limited in engine displacement to less than 1,000 cubic centimeters and in total dry weight to less than 1,200 pounds and that has a seat or saddle designed to be straddled by the operator and handlebars for steering control.
The new snowmobile ordinance means a “Snowmobile” is a motorized vehicle that weighs less than 1,000 pounds that uses sled-type runners or skis, endless belt-type tread with a width of 48-inches or less, or any combination of runners, skis, or tread, and are designed for travel on snow or ice. “Snowmobile, does not include an all-terrain vehicle that has been altered or equipped with runners, skis, or belt type tracks or treads.
In other activity, the council approved the appointment of Kathleen Kohorst, as Ward III council member. Kohorst is filling the seat vacated by Orv Roecker, who has resigned because of health reasons. Roecker will fill out the term that expires December 31, 2013.
September 20, 2012