Lewis mulling snowmobiling permits

Lewis mulling snowmobiling permits

There are 30 comments on the Watertown Daily Times story from Feb 17, 2010, titled Lewis mulling snowmobiling permits. In it, Watertown Daily Times reports that:

Lewis County legislators may consider a permit-based snowmobile trail system to go along with its pay-to-play all-terrain vehicle system.

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Ticked

Massena, NY

#1 Feb 17, 2010
The ATV system was a bust.......... so now lets try the snowmobiles. Way to go Rick
Truthsayer

Norwich, NY

#2 Feb 18, 2010
I can't wait to hear the comments on this.
I wonder how they will get around being able to charge for riding public roads?
iknow

Gloversville, NY

#3 Feb 18, 2010
can't charge for roads.
can't charge for private land.
state law forbids charging use by snowmobiles on county reforestation land, unlike ATVs.
can't be done.
Rick is playing mental masturbation.

of course, with the exception of the reforestation land everything the county has done for ATVs is illegal. Rick's motto-do it anyway until they make us stop. he needs more trails so he can sell the inn.
Boo Boo

Syracuse, NY

#4 Feb 18, 2010
Mental Masturbation? Kind a cruel do you not think? Funny, but cruel.
Joey

Syracuse, NY

#5 Feb 19, 2010
Hey truthsayer, if it will keep you out of town, I say charge charge charge.
Truthsayer

Norwich, NY

#6 Feb 19, 2010
Trust me I avoid the azzhole magnet as much as possible.
ODB

Syracuse, NY

#7 Feb 19, 2010
If the state is going to dip into the trail fund to help replenish the general fund, we'll have to come up with some other stream of income to pay for trail maintenance.
iknow

Gloversville, NY

#8 Feb 19, 2010
ODB- stop drinking the Kool-aid. the state hasn't come close to touching actual money used on trail maintenance. don't fall for snowmobiler hype. the fund has over 5 million dollars in it. the state is taking 1 million dollars or 20%. they are allowed by law to take 30% for administration and they aren't taking that much. just screaming, whining snowmobilers and grandstanding politicians.
ODB

Syracuse, NY

#9 Feb 19, 2010
I guess I'm failing to see the arguement here. Creating a registration fee taxes the users of the system, rather than increases taxes of users and non-users alike.
iknow

Gloversville, NY

#10 Feb 19, 2010
see my first comment.
can't be done for reasons stated.
Ponder

Waterville, NY

#11 Feb 20, 2010
iknow wrote:
ODB- stop drinking the Kool-aid. the state hasn't come close to touching actual money used on trail maintenance. don't fall for snowmobiler hype. the fund has over 5 million dollars in it. the state is taking 1 million dollars or 20%. they are allowed by law to take 30% for administration and they aren't taking that much. just screaming, whining snowmobilers and grandstanding politicians.
I'm glad your not my accountant.
Every year there is more than $5 million if you knew how to run an adding machine even you could figure it out.
iknow

Gloversville, NY

#12 Feb 20, 2010
exactly dipstick, over 5 million every year. 1 million per year is 20%. go back to third grade.
hopeful

Saint Johnsville, NY

#13 Mar 2, 2010
I love the idea of a trail system. It works in Old Forge - Canada - it can work here. It's about time Lewis Co made some money!!!!! We alll deserve it!
apeman

Remsen, NY

#14 Mar 2, 2010
the yeti will get them all.
Truthsayer

Norwich, NY

#15 Mar 3, 2010
iknow wrote:
exactly dipstick, over 5 million every year. 1 million per year is 20%. go back to third grade.
LOL what a tool
sorry

United States

#16 Mar 16, 2010
It won't work on Tug Hill because there's too many ways to get on and off Tug Hill for anyone to be able to consistently enforce a permit system. Pie in the sky nonsense. Other places, like Old Forge, have much fewer entry points into the system & that makes it easier to enforce. Just another money drain for out-of-towners who come and don't know any better.
Stupid Idea

Constableville, NY

#17 Mar 16, 2010
Lewis Country residents better get free permits or this will really piss a ton of people off even though it will anyways!!! This is the most retarded idea I've ever heard anyways. NY State already charges ya a $100 bucks to register a sled anyways unless your in a local snowmobile club keep it that way!!!! Jesus soon lewis county is gonna have people having to rob a goddam bank just to snowmobile and its BULLSHIT!!!
Well Then

Constableville, NY

#18 Mar 16, 2010
hopeful wrote:
I love the idea of a trail system. It works in Old Forge - Canada - it can work here. It's about time Lewis Co made some money!!!!! We alll deserve it!
If you love the idea you can pay my permit fee then...Its all a bunch of Bullshit it already cost me $25 to buy a family membership to a club and another $45 to register my sled which I have four sleds so thats already over $200 for me plus a permit to ride the trails I've rode all my life.I DONT THINK SO!!! I would first close off my land for the trail system, so then they good go figure out a new route for the trail. Then I would ride them anyways because my camp is on a seasonal road which turns to a trail which i have a legal right too! Lucas get your head out of your a$$ I'm counting the days till your term is over!
hopeful

Lacona, NY

#19 Mar 17, 2010
Wow - you have a nasty mouth and are narrow minded. I love people who get on here and think THEIR opinion is the only one. I, too, have four sleds and think that a trail system with a permit would work well. They would hire people to groom - trails would be nice and riders from EVERYWHERE would come, spend money in our county and our economy would grow. Think ahead. If I'm right about who you are, you have a business of your own. You would prosper, as well! Open your mind and look at the big picture!
Local Snowmobilier

Constableville, NY

#20 Mar 17, 2010
hopeful wrote:
Wow - you have a nasty mouth and are narrow minded. I love people who get on here and think THEIR opinion is the only one. I, too, have four sleds and think that a trail system with a permit would work well. They would hire people to groom - trails would be nice and riders from EVERYWHERE would come, spend money in our county and our economy would grow. Think ahead. If I'm right about who you are, you have a business of your own. You would prosper, as well! Open your mind and look at the big picture!
Hate to tell ya but people come from EVERYWHERE as it is to snowmobile here hence the reason why snowgoer magazine rated tug hill in the top 10 places to snowmobile in the world!! I am part of a local snowmobile club and honestly we have no problem finding VOLUNTEER groomer operators who know what there doing and I think they do one hell of a job grooming the trails the only problem is they can only groom at night because of the already packed trails its just to big of a risk to groom during the day with so many people on the trails. I agree with the guy above I think its a dumb idea and you know what they say "IF IT AIN'T BROKE DONT FIX IT!!!"

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