Gorham Sets Date
for ATV Public Hearing
Berlin Daily Sun
June 5, 2013
GORHAM – Gorham selectmen have set Monday, June 17, at 7
p.m. as the date for a public hearing on allowing ATVs on Main Street.
The hearing will be held upstairs in the town hall in the
auditorium. The issue of allowing ATVs on Main Street has been on the
selectmens' agenda several times this year, with discussions between state
officials and local ATV enthusiasts and clubs.
The state legislature has passed a law allowing ATVs on
state roads in Coos County including Routes 2 and 16 through Gorham. But
before a community cam allow ATVs on can state roads, a public hearing must
be held in the town.
Earlier this year Chris Gamache, head of the state's
Bureau of Trails attended a meeting about allowing ATVs on the roads in
Gorham. That meeting was attended by a roomful of supporters.
Two weeks ago Henry Sanschagrin, from the Presidential
OHRV Club, attended the board meeting urging selectmen to act quickly on the
issue before the season begins.
At that meeting selectmen asked Town Manager Robin Frost
to set a meeting date. That date, June 17, was approved Monday night.