ATV Trail System Funds

on Thursday, 17 October 2013.

The secretary of the High Market Wheelers ATV club voiced concerns to the Lewis County Legislature regarding where event fees for special events are being spent.

According to an article in the Johnston Newspapers , Patricia J. White, presented her concerns on how other clubs are handling money collected from fundraising during all-terrain vehicle rides.

Ms. White has said that several recent rides advertised to raise funds for the Lewis County trail fund. When asked, Recreational Trail Coordinator Jacqueline L. Mahoney, said the county has received no funds.

Citing language from event posters and Internet postings from two events sponsored by the Tug Hill Adirondack ATV Association, Mrs. White said participants are led to believe profits are going to the county for trail development and maintenance.

Joseph Onyon, president of Tug Hill Adirondack ATV Association, denied the wording on the posters was misleading and said that “All the money collected by the Tug Hill Adirondack ATV Association does go back into the system.

Legislator Richard C. Lucas, owner the Montague Inn said last week that even though the county never sees the funds, the money benefits the trail system. He went on to say that “Money went to the ATV association, which is then put right into the trails.