VIEWPOINT: Newbold residents encourage meeting attendance
The town of Newbold will be holding a public hearing 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Newbold Town Hall, to hear comments about proposed ATV/UTV routes in Newbold township. Roads included in the proposed routes include, Pine Grove Road, Vets Memorial Drive, Flannery Lake Road, Velvet Lake Road and possibly parts of Lake Mildred Road. In addition, three short, dead-end roads, Fallen Wood Lane, Hook Lake Road, and Autumn Lane are included in the proposal. These roads are inside the Whispering Pines subdivision.
As residents of Autumn Lane or Hook Lake Road we are writing to express strong concerns over the inclusion of these roads in the proposed trail route. These smaller roads, about ½ mile in length each, are heavily used by walkers, joggers and bikers, including those walking with small children or pets. We chose to purchase property on these roads because they are “no outlet” roads and vehicle traffic is minimal. Including these roads in an ATV/UTV trail is not compatible with current uses, and may produce safety, noise nuisance, and traffic congestion issues.
This is not an anti-ATV versus pro-ATV issue; we are simply voicing our opinion that in the case of these smaller dead-end roads. ATV/UTV use is definitely not appropriate. It is important for those with similar opinions to let the Town of Newbold Board of Supervisors know your thoughts through e-mail and by attending the public meeting on April 7 at 10 am.
Robert Willging, Deirdre Willging, Kathy Flynn, Tami Graves, Greg Graves, Mike Gisselman, Claire Gisselman, town of Newbold