The Village of Salisbury would like to provide residents with an update on the ATV (off-road vehicle) By-law.
While Village administration continues to work toward considering certain routes for ATV access, the process of creating the by-law has been postponed due to the timing of municipal reform and its impact on the creation of by-laws.
Where this region will be a new municipal entity in the new year, this ATV by-law would need to be re-introduced with the newly-elected Council.
The timeline could not be guaranteed because of the required Provincial approvals for roads not under the jurisdiction of the current Village; specifically New Brunswick Route 112 (Fredericton Road, River Road) and NB Route 106 (Main Street).
In the meantime, the process of creating the ATV street access by-law will continue with the intention of bringing it before the new council in early 2023 for its consideration.
This will ensure that the by-law can be done properly and consider the public input received from stakeholders and residents via a survey, as well as through a planned public consultation session, and not need to be re-introduced.
The Village is committed to working with stakeholders on ensuring there is safe access for those using our trails and accessing services.
As a reminder, use of ATVs on streets in the Village of Salisbury is NOT permitted at this time.