ATV Trails Committee

Rama Schneider, Chair
Beth Allen
Shaun Boyce
Rich Chalmers
Lloyd MacCormick Jr.
Mike Martel
Travis Pierce
Gordon Pirie

At their meeting on Jan. 13, 2020, the Williamstown Selectboard adopted the Ordinance Resulating All-terrain Vehicle Use on Town Highways. The board added an amendment on Jan. 9, 2023. Follow this link to see the amended ordinance.

Final Report

Follow the links below to read the committee’s final report and ordinance proposal to the Selectboard:

Final report to the Selectboard

Proposed Williamstown Ordinance Regulating All-Terrain Vehicle Use on Town Highways

Recent meetings:

Dec. 10, 2019
AgendaMinutes | Video

Nov. 19, 2019
AgendaMinutes | Video

Follow this link to see agendas and minutes from prior ATV Trails Committee meetings.

Ordinance proposal

Follow this link to see the trails ordinance proposal from the Billtown Wheelers Off-road Club.

Permission form

Click here to download the Vermont ATV Sportsman’s Associations’s landowners permission form.

ATV ordinance documents


The following documents were received on November 11, 2019, in a packet via email from Ken Jones, Economic Research Analyst with the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development:

  • Click here for links to news and other sites relating to the impact of ATVs.
  • Follow this link for some Bureau of Labor statistics relating to general travel.
  • Click here for the US DOT National Highway Traffic Safety Administration document “Fatalities in Traffic Crashes Involving All-Terrain Vehicles” dated September 2015.
  • Follow this link for the Vermont Trails and Greenways Council report “Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis of the Vermont Trails and Greenway Council Member Organizations” dated October 2016.
  • Click here for the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America document “Position In Opposition to On-Road Operation of ATVs.”
  • Follow this link for the US Department of the Interior survey “Environmental Effects of Off-Highway Vehicles on Bureau of Land Management Lands: A Literature Synthesis, Annotated Bibliographies, Extensive Bibliographies, and Internet Resources” dated 2007.
  • Click here for a Wisconsin state prepared “Case Study of Recreational Use Compatibility & Economic Impacts” (undated).