Colorado State Parks
View Meadows, Rules and Regulations for Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) - this includes All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), Dune Buggies, Jeeps (operated off-road), three-wheelers, four-wheelers, snowmobiles, and dirt bikes.)
BACKGROUND The Rules Committee developed a proposal for
a set of Policies and Regulations for use of OHV’s (Off Highway Vehicles) on
12/23/02. The proposal was formally
presented to the R&R Board for approval and was also made available to the
membership on the Glacier View Meadows Website for member
comments/suggestions. Although no
adverse comments were received from members, the Board took no action to
finalize the plan and enact the Policies and Regulations. This current set of Rules and Regulations
was developed by an OHV Special Committee established by the R&R Board at
the July, 2004 Meeting.
GOALS We want to
continue to allow our members, their families and guests to enjoy the responsible
use of OHV’s on Glacier View’s private roads.
We want to ensure that regulations exist that promote safety, increased
awareness and individual responsibility of our entire membership for the safe
operation of these vehicles. We want
these policies and regulations to impose minimal restrictions on members, but
yet to identify, remedy and penalize offenses so that stricter regulations can
be avoided in the future.
REFERENCES We have
referred to the US Forest
Service OHV Regulations in Colorado, the Crystal Lakes ATV Policy, the GVM Rules Committee Initial Proposal
for OHV Regulations, the inputs from an open discussion of OHV Regulations
at the 12/14/02 R&R Board Meeting.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
The following Rules and Regulations apply to any OHV, which is used or operated
on any GVM road or property other than the owner’s lot. The term, OHV is defined as any motorized
vehicle, which is not licensed or registered for highway operation.
- Any OHV that is used on GVM roads must be registered
annually at the Association Office.
This registration will require a nominal registration fee; the
property owners signature to accept responsibility for proper and safe
operation of the vehicle, training of all operators regarding safety and
regulations, reading of regulations and prescribed safety information,
- All OHV’s must display an “international orange”
pennant (flag) on a high pole.
- All OHV’s must properly display the prescribed
registration plate, which clearly identifies by number and/or symbols the
property owner who is responsible for the OHV.
- All OHV’s must have the basic equipment required, if
applicable, by the USFS for safety, fire protection and noise abatement.
- All OHV’s must operate on GVM Roads and the property
of the registered owner and stay off Association Greenbelts (unless
specifically identified for OHV use), and private property of others
unless specifically granted permission.
- Complaints against offending OHV’s will be recorded
using the Association’s Complaint Process, which requires a completed
complaint form. Emergency
complaints, that involve imminent safety, property damage or other urgent
issues can be phoned into the Association Office, or directly to the Sheriff’s
Office, for urgent action.
Complaint form follow-up will be required.
Certain complaints will also be referred to the Sheriff’s Office for
appropriate action and a Larimer County Sheriff’s Deputy may initiate
reporting and direct action against anyone that violates these or County
rules and regulations.
- Penalties will normally be assessed by the R&R
Association for violations as follows:
1st Offense: Warning,
2nd Offense: $ 10 Fine,
3rd Offense: $ 25 Fine,
4th Offense: $ 50 Fine,
5th Offense: Loss of
Privilege for up to 1 year,
Any violation during “loss of privilege” will be $150 per offense plus
continuation of “loss of privilege”.
Note: The R&R Board
reserves the authority to suspend use privileges for serious offenses or
to impose other penalties if other Association rules, covenants or
policies are violated.
Approved by R&R Board, by
motion, on 8/18/04