Hilltown Ban on ATV's/Dirtbikes sign now

Hi, my name is Ken Aiani. I am an avid motocross rider and enthusiast. Over the past year, Ive spent countless hours, and thousands of dollars working on my private motocross track. I'm here to protest the bill to ban ATVs and dirtbikes. My track is set on 3.5 acres, with 48 trees around the perimeter, as well as a sprinkler system.

I would like to know if there is going to be a Grandfather clause for tracks already built before the bill was implemented. In Hilltown, houses are required to meet certain restrictions on their septic systems, but are not required to fix them until the house is sold. Since this precedent has been set, would it not apply to this bill as well?

For my school graduation project, I chose to build my motocross track. I worked all summer to earn the money for dirt and construction equipment. I spent all of my free time working on my track. Should this bill pass, it would effectively close my track, and force me to start over. I do not have enough time to start over before my presentation in April. This bill would be hindering to the educational process.

The Fifth Amendment states that the government shall not deprive any person of life, liberty, or property. However, said bill will deprive me of using my property how I choose it. This is America, land of the free.

The requirements of the bill are overly burdensome and absurd. My funds are already depleted from building a track that was legal at the time it was built. The money I would need to spend to comply with the bill is out of balance with the fact that it is a privately owned, recreational track, used by only my close friends and myself. In order to comply with such outrageous requirements, I would have to open the track to the public, and charge admission, which I cannot, and would not do. Since I'm not a commercial business, the money spent on it is not earned back. I do not recoup any of the money I put into this.

Why is our current noise ordinance not enough? I'm sure this has worked for Hilltown for a long time. 60 decibels at the property line, why must we test 20 inches from the exhaust tip? I know my bike is below the 99-decibel limit, but I also know that our lawn mower is a lot louder at Idle. Would this mean that a person is to mow their lawn for two hours, then stop for an hour as well? And wouldnt this bill require farmers to do the same? The answer is no. It wouldnt. This is a discriminatory bill, aimed at a small number of people. Its not fair to single out ATV and Dirtbike riders when there are so many other things that cause noise pollution. Construction sites, weed eaters, lawn mowers; why do we need a separate law for off road riders? What about 18 wheelers, and cars with loud exhaust? Why is the current noise ordinance not enough? If there is noise pollution, why cant it be handled under the current law? What happened to equal protection under the law? Having special requirements for off road riders is in breach of Amendment 14 of the Constitution.

How do you plan on enforcing this? Will the township be testing everyones land, and each and every bike? What about bikes that come for the day from another township? Are you going to come out and test every day? Or are you going to come out only when a complaint is made? So if I have sensitive neighbors, this is enforced to me, but someone else with no neighbors can be as loud as they want, and kick up as much dust as they want? How is that fair? How do you propose to provide equal and fair enforcement?

In closing, this bill is unfair and unconstitutional. It infringes on our right to use our property, and is impossible to fairly enforce. I am respectfully asking this bill to not be passed. Thank you.

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  • 18 August 2015100. Letitia K
    Ban all atv's and dirt bikes within 2 or 3 miles of homes
  • 11 August 201599. Robert P
    I own 1 4 wheeler and three dirt bikes
  • 06 July 201598. Steve M
    VERY stupid ban
  • 06 July 201597. Matt M
    I support this petition
  • 24 May 201596. Clayton P
    I support this petition
  • 23 March 201595. Brian B
    Motocross is life! When the day comes when we can not ride in the U.S anymore I'm gona move to....Canada!.......Treehuggers......I deal with noise around my house everyday from people living around me(loud neighbors) and i let them have there fun as long
  • 24 December 201494. Clyde Wtatej
    This bill is discriminating
  • 13 December 201493. Zach P
    I agree wholeheartedly
  • 29 September 201492. Sean B
    I support this petition
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    I support this petition
  • 13 February 201490. Sammy G
    i ride dirtbikes so i know how unfair it is
  • 31 January 201489. Noname L
    this sucks donkey balls
  • 08 September 201388. Kristen Landry
    i love riding
  • 24 July 201387. Angelina G
    I support this petition
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    I support this petition
  • 01 July 201385. Justin H
    Tracks should be built not shut down.
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    I support this petition
  • 19 January 201378. Michael F
    Thats really unfair and motocross is not a crime would you rather have kids riding dirtbikes and hanging with friends or selling drugs and causing trouble..
  • 30 December 201277. Erik K
    Good luck. the ban is ridiculous
  • 24 November 201276. Ric B
    I support this petition
  • 04 October 201275. Joe P
    I think people especially governement officials need to learn a little bit more about something before they stick their heads in the subject and ruin it for all.
  • 26 September 201274. Eric Carroll
    i dont like it when people try to ban our riding spots

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