OHV & ATV Info

CLARIFICATION ON VOTE REFERENDUM FOR ORDINANCE 2021-05


At this time, OHVs/ATVs/Unlicensed Motorcycles are
ALLOWED to operate within the Town of Silverton during the Summer of 2021.

We continue to ask that all OHVs/ATVs/Unlicensed Motorcycles continue to adhere to the rules and regulations set forth by the Model Traffic Code and the Town of Silverton.

STAY ON THE ROUTE AND OBEY THE LAWS!

Please click here for a printable map of the current designated OHV route within the Town of Silverton.

Please Click HERE for the Greater Alpine Loop Area Motor Vehicle Summer Travel Routes.

 

Citizens of the Town of Silverton,

On June 8, 2021, a Referendum for Ordinance 2021-05, prohibiting OHV’s in Silverton starting on June 20, 2021, was found sufficient by the Town of Silverton Clerk. This finding was within the thirty days of final publication of the ordinance and included the requisite five percent of registered electors of the municipality registered on the date of final publication. The Ordinance banning OHV’s in the Town of Silverton shall not take effect unless a majority of the registered electors voting on the measure at the election vote in favor of the measure.

OHV’s WILL BE ALLOWED IN SILVERTON THIS SUMMER ON THE OHV ROUTE UNDER THE REGULATIONS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT, UNLESS THERE IS A SUCCESFULL PROTEST TO THE REFERENDUM PETITION. IF THERE IS NO SUCCESSFUL PROTEST, THE VOTE TO CONSIDER PROBHIBITING OHV’s WILL BE HELD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 21st and DECEMBER 17th, 2021, DEPENDENT ON THE TOWN BOARD DETERMINATION DURING THE CONSIDERATION PERIOD[1]

OHV REFERENDUM ON ORDINANCE BANNING OHV’S IN SILVERTON

(Dates are adjusted for statutory calendar requirements and subject to change depending on protest, final sufficiency determination and Town Board actions)

 

Referendum on OHV 1-Ordinance 2021-05

Initial Referendum Filing

Monday, June 7, 2021

Protest Period Deadline (40 days)

Monday, July 19, 2021

Final Determination of Sufficiency (Unless Protest is filed and is successful or delays sufficiency determination)

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Period for Reconsideration by Town Board of Ordinance

Promptly

If Board does not Re-Affirm Ordinance, election is set between 60 and 150 days from Final Determination of Sufficiency of Original Petition

Tuesday, July 20, 2021- Thursday, October 14, 2021

If Board Affirms Ordinance, election is set between 60 and 150 days from Final Determination of Sufficiency of Referendum Petition

September 18, 2021 – December 17, 2021

 

[1] The Board can consider the Referendum on July 21, 2021. No special election shall be called within sixty days before the date thereof, nor shall any special election be held within the thirty-two days before or after the date of a primary, general, or congressional vacancy election. The soonest an election can be scheduled is sixty days from July 21, 2021, and must be scheduled on a Tuesday. Therefore, September 21, 2021 is the soonest an election can be scheduled in the matter.

 

 

 

 

The Town of Silverton currently welcomes OHVs, ATVs, unlicensed motorcycles and other vehicles into town along designated and limited routes with access to county roads and the Alpine Loop..

The current designated OHV routes in town are clearly marked with blue and yellow signs reading "OHV ROUTES" and directional arrows.

CURRENT RULES AND REGULATIONS

Please follow this link to the State of Colorado's Model Traffic Codes for a complete list and explanation of the laws. These routes include the business district, all camping &, RV parks, and all hotels &, motels. Most home vacation rentals are NOT located on the route.

All drivers must have a valid drivers license and current liability insurance and must obey the Colorado Model Traffic Code as if driving a normal vehicle. Fines will be strictly enforced. Please respect our community, citizens and quiet neighborhoods.

STAY ON THE ROUTE AND OBEY THE LAWS!

Maps and literature may be found at Town Hall and at many locations throughout town. For further information please call Town Hall at (970) 387-5522 ext. 0 Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. excluding holidays.

 

 

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2021 - 05

Silverton, CO – May 18, 2021 – At a special meeting held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, the Town of Silverton Board of Trustees approved Ordinance 2021-05, which amends sections 8-3-30 through 8-3-80 of the Silverton Town code to prohibit off-highway vehicles (OHVs) on all streets, alleys, and rights-of-way within the Town of Silverton. This change to the Town code eliminates the OHV route and makes driving OHVs anywhere within Town limits illegal. These changes are effective as of 12:01 A.M. on June 20, 2021. The approved ordinance language includes the following:
 
Off-highway vehicles will be prohibited on all streets, alleys, and rights-of-way within the Town of Silverton (at 12:01 A.M. on June 20, 2021)

ORDINANCE NO. 2015 – 03

AN ORDINANCE MODIFYING ARTICLE 2 OF CHAPTER 13 OF THE TOWN CODE DETAILING THE USE OF OHV’s, ATV’s, AND UNLICENSED VEHICLES ALONG SPECIFIED ROUTES.

ORDINANCE 2017 - 05

AN ORDINANCE FOR THE REGULATION OF TRAFFIC BY THE TOWN OF SILVERTON, COLORADO, REVISING PORTIONS OF ARTICLE 3 OF CHAPTER 8 OF THE TOWN CODE SO AS TO REVISE OHV ROUTE BY THE TOWN BOARD OF TRUSTEES AS NEEDED TO EXPAND FOR ADDITIONAL RIGHT OF WAY ACCESS THEREWITH NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDANED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE TOWN OF SILVERTON, COLORADO.