Heather Beyer
Ohio.com correspondent


STOW: Stow City Council withdrew legislation in a 5-1 vote on Thursday that would have proposed new regulations for owners of ATVs, dirt bikes, snowmobiles and other similar off-road vehicles.



Several Stow residents spoke against the proposed legislation.



The proposed legislation that council voted to withdraw would have prohibited riders from using their ATVs, dirt bikes or snowmobiles on private property that was less than four acres in size or within 150 feet of any building, street, highway or boundary line of any adjoining property.



Mayor Sara Drew addressed council and residents that the law and police departments were reviewing the existing ordinances as a directive to enforce problems with ATV and dirt bike owners. 



Stow resident Steve Haehner said he was pleased with council's decision to withdraw the legislation.



"They realized that this law should not be put into effect because it's trying to govern too many people over one situation," she said.



For continuing coverage of Thursday's Stow City Council meeting stay tuned to stow.ohio.com.