John Day, OR
- A city ordinance that will authorize operation of all-terrain vehicles on
certain streets within John Day city limits
was adopted at the March 12 city council meeting. The ordinance will go into
effect April 11.
ATV riders planning to use their vehicles within city limits
are encouraged to read the ordinance to acquaint themselves with the rules that
Included are rules stating that ATV riders must be 18 or
over and hold a valid ATV permit, and that any passenger under 18 is required to
wear a helmet.
Additionally, ATVs may not be operated on state highways-this
includes Main Street
(Highway 26) and South Canyon
Boulevard (Highway 395)-except to cross. ATVs may
only be used during daylight hours.
Four councilors-Paul Smith, Don Caldwell, Steve Schuette and
Mayor Ron Lundbom- voted in favor of the ordinance. Councilor Doug Gochnour was
opposed, and Gene Officer and Donn Willey were absent.
To read the ordinance, visit the city website at www.cityofjohnday.com and click on
"ATV Ordinance" or pick up a copy at City Hall, 450 East Main Street, John Day,