Petersburg Pilot -

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Editorial:

Don't overrule the voters

 

December 19, 2019

The Borough Assembly members acted correctly Monday evening by voting down a proposed ordinance to permit off-road vehicles to operate on borough roadways. The voters spoke against the idea in a 60%-40% decision in 2017. It's not the place of the assembly to override the clear wishes of the electorate just 2 years later.

Further, the discussion reminds us of a solution in search of a problem. All manner of off-road vehicles including forklifts, 4-wheelers with plows, tractors and backhoes operate on area streets moving anything from fishing equipment to snow. Police have stated they don't i...



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