The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Local News

April 7, 2013

All-terrain vehicles to be banned in city parks

GREENVILLE — The Greenville City Council is expected to act Tuesday on an ordinance which would ban the use of all-terrain vehicles and go-carts in the city parks.

In a memo to the Council, Parks and Recreation Director Colby VanGundy said he has heard from local residents concerned about the use of the vehicles endangering people in the parks.

“Complaints include various vehicles being driven at unsafe speeds with no regard to people in the area and of special concern are young children that aren’t easily visible,” VanGundy said. “Another complaint has been the noise level from these different vehicles.”

The Council intends to vote on the proposed ordinance during Tuesday’s regular session, starting at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 2821 Washington Street. A work session is also set for 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The ordinance would prohibit the use of certain motorized vehicles, which would also include mini bikes and golf carts, within the city’s nine public parks.

Park maintenance vehicles, public safety vehicles, handicap accessibility vehicles and vehicles used in connection with special events would be exempt from the ordinance.

1
Text Only
Local News
Featured Ads
Photos


See more photos and purchase prints here.

Poll

Does Dallas head coach Jason Garrett need for the Cowboys to make the playoffs during the 2014 football season to keep his job?

Yes
No
Who knows with Jerry Jones as owner?
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Palestinians and Israeli Soldiers Clash Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive
Must Read
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Reader's Choice