Lewis County legislators voted Tuesday night to hold a public hearing about opening up some county roads to all-terrain vehicles.
The hearing is set for March 5t. According to the plan, the roads would connect new off-road ATV trails.
Legislator Rick Lucas says it's an issue that is controversial at times and he expects a big turnout at the meeting.
"We have some opposition to anything we try to do with trails and roads," he said, "but overall, the county as a whole is very supportive of the plan."
"If you look at any of the community surveys that have been done (there's) overall support for this in Lewis County," he said.
"And it is huge economically for the county."
Lawmakers will also hold a public hearing to discuss changing the way the county collects money for ATV permits.
The change would mean the county would no longer collect fees for ATV clubs.
Sunday, February 7, 2016, Watertown, NY
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