By this time next month, you will be able to drive your ATVs and UTVs through the City of Kewaunee. The Kewaunee Common Council passed the ordinance allowing the vehicles on city roads during Monday’s meeting by a unanimous vote. The ordinance follows closely what the Kewaunee County Board passed in 2019, which includes rules allowing people as young as 16 years old to drive on roadways where the speed limit is 35 miles per hour or less. Kewaunee Mayor Jason Jelinek says it is something the community has been wanting for the last four to five years. He is hopeful it will become beneficial for area businesses over time.
Kewaunee was one of the last municipalities in the county to pass an ATV/UTV ordinance after Algoma and Luxemburg each passed their own rules earlier this summer. Jelinek says the ordinance will go into effect in three to four weeks while the city puts out the necessary signage.