Salem to form committee to work on ice recreation law

Salem will form a committee to draft an ordinance regulating recreational uses on the town’s frozen lakes and rivers.

Regulating some ice uses — principally motorcycle riding on ice — has been an issue of controversy of late in the town.

The Town Board had before it at Monday’s meeting an ordinance that would have regulated those uses. It appeared to include a 20 mph speed limit for motorcycles on the ice and required snow berms  often raised by groups of motorcycles on the ice be flattened after use.

Several audience members and all board members weighed in on the issue during an hour-long discussion.

There were about 50 people in the audience.



  1. Stone says:

    It shoure wasn’t Valentine’s Day.

  2. Lori Zender says:

    My husband took our 7-year old son to the Salem Town Board meeting Monday night because he wanted to stand up and tell people that he wanted to be able to continue riding his motorcycle on Camp Lake (he has been doing it for the last 4 years). He had seen other people stand up and voice their opinions at the meeting in January. Instead, when he came home last night, all he could talk about was how the grown ups were yelling and arguing with each other. It makes me sad that now he thinks this is how local government works.

  3. Stone says:

    Lori,We all learn something new everyday.Your Sons presence was obseved and honored.Good luck to us all,and ride on.ATC Guy.

  4. UnknownFarmer says:

    Hey did you See Linda’s flyer? Did you see the Kenosha News today? Once again she talks out of the side of her mouth. More lies. I am sure if she gets elected you can forget about using ths ice for anything you want to enjoy.

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