Town of Cranberry Isles
ATV / Small Vehicle Use
Public Hearing
15 June 2006
Great Cranberry Island Community Center

In Attendance:
Phil Whitney, BOS ChairSally Rowan Mike Westphal
Daniel Lief, BOSKarin Whitney Jennifer Westphal
Nanette Hadlock, Deputy Clerk Hal Newell Barbara Stainton
Richard Howland, Constable Debbie Wedge Chris White
Roy HadlockJanice Murch Mark Alley
Iann Krasnow Ruth Westphal Micheal Macfarlan
Georgina Ware Renna Colby Harry Beers
Cyrus Moulton

Call to Order: 4:04 P.M. by Chairman Phil Whitney

The purpose of this hearing was to discuss ATV and other small vehicle use and guidelines on Islesford and Great Cranberry.

On March 13, 2006, the Board of Selectmen signed a Proclamation for Golf Carts and Low Speed Vehicles. This proclamation was written to encourage the use of lower impact and cleaner vehicle use on our Islands. Further research on this subject has brought to the Board's attention a number of issues which make the proclamation void. The Board is willing to rescind the proclamation, and wishes to hear public opinion on the use of ATVS, golf carts, mules and other small off-road vehicles.

Many residents who attended voiced their support for keeping Island life the way it is, and not getting too crazy with enforcement. Some of those in attendance told stories of growing up at Cranberry Isles, and learning to drive various vehicles here. Two letters were presented for the record from residents who feel that use of automobile alternative vehicles should be encouraged. The general consensus of those residents who attended the hearing was that the current proclamation should be rescinded, and small vehicle use/ATV use is encouraged and wanted.

Adjournment: 4:55 P.M.

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