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September 13, 2012
Snowmobiles Back In City? Maybe For One Weekend
By Nick Halter
It’s been 10 years since snowmobiles were allowed to operate
The Park Board has drafted a resolution that would allow permits for snowmobiles, which would pave the way for an event this winter.
Exactly what that event would be is still unclear. Park Board President John Erwin says he doesn’t have all the details, but believes it would be more akin to a show with demonstrations than to a race.
Park Board Spokeswoman Dawn Sommers confirmed that Yamaha
was the company eying a
Erwin said the Park Board is steering the event toward
“We’re talking about just the lake and the area right around it, but not the park, because the park is going to be used for other things,” Erwin said. “So we’re picking a place where there wouldn’t be someone else using the area.”
In 2002, the Park Board eliminated snowmobile permitting. Erwin said there were issues with noise as well as with having ice fishing and snowmobiling on the same, relatively small city lakes. Wirth, it should be noted, is not an ice fishing lake.
Erwin said the Park Board could also consider
A Park Board memo says the event would be a national
convention and provide a $1 million economic impact to the city of
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