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(Lander, Wyo.) – Soon, it could be against city ordinance to ride a snowmobile in Lander’s City Limits.
Earlier this week, the Lander City Council in a work session discussed the possibility of repealing the ordinance that allows people to ride snow machines in town with certain restrictions.
Council President Nancy Pieropan said the ordinance was originally put in place with introduction of the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail in an effort to promote tourism and allow people to ride around town. Now, she said there’s not enough snow in town to make that vision feasible. When there is enough snow, it’s primarily locals who ride in town who don’t following the rules of the ordinance. The complete existing regulations on snowmobiles can be found in section 8-10-1 of the city ordinances.
She and Mayor Mick Wolfe said the council members present seemed supportive of repealing the ordinance.
The council will have to vote three time to repeal the ordinance; the first reading is scheduled to take place next Tuesday.