There is a very good possibility that an ordinance will soon be in place that will allow ATVs to be used on some St. Louis County Roads.  Before that happens, the county is asking for public input.

If you would like to weigh in on the matter, you're invited to attend one of the planned informational meetings throughout the County.  You can offer input and have questions answered at one of the following meetings:

  • Thursday, February 11, 6 p.m., Midway Township Town Hall, 3230 Midway Road
  • Monday, February 22, 6 p.m., Vermilion Community College, (Room CL 104) 1900 East Camp Street, Ely
  • Thursday, February 25, 6 p.m., St. Louis County Public Works Office in Virginia, (downstairs large training room) 7823 Highway 135

Each meeting will include a short presentation, a question and answer period, plus time to fill out a comment card.

According to the county, recent changes to state law give counties the authority to regulate the use of ATVs on county roads. Last fall, the County Board voted that an ATV usage policy is needed, recognizing that there are many ATV trails within the County that would require use of County Roads to travel from one trail to the next.

Once an ordinance is created, it will available to for public review.  If you want your voice to be heard, but cannot attend one of the meetings, you can submit comments at: atv@stlouiscountymn.gov .