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Council to weigh street-legal side-by-side ATVs


April 3, 2019

The Sweet Home City Council will consider whether to allow the use of side-by-side all-terrain vehicles on city streets at an upcoming meeting.

The council directed staff during its regular meeting on March 26 to prepare an ordinance for its consideration.

Based on input from members of the public, the council had requested information about the use of ATVs on roadways.

Police Chief Jeff Lynn outlined what he has learned about the issue.

On June 22, 2017, Gov. Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 344, expanding the use of ATVs on highways, effective Jan. 1, 2018, Lynn said. The bill also estab...

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