Renville County will be opening its roads to most off-highway vehicles for recreational use.
The West Central Tribune reports by a 3-2 vote, the county Board of Commissioners adopted an ordinance Tuesday that opens all county roads to all-terrain vehicles, single seat and side-by-sides, mini-trucks, and utility trucks.
Drivers must be licensed and must obtain a two-year permit from the county for a $10 fee.
The commissioners added an amendment to the ordinance restricting golf carts to those roads within roughly one mile of golf courses or the cities with golf courses. The original proposed ordinance would have allowed the golf carts on all roads.
Commissioners also adopted a change setting the speed limit at 40 miles per hour, rather than allowing off-highway vehicle drivers to obey the posted 55-mph limit on paved roads.
The commissioners expect the ordinance to go into effect by April 10th.