Gorham Sets Date for ATV Public Hearing

Debra Thornblad
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.

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