FORT ANN — Motocross track owner Jeremy Treadway says the town’s latest resolution concerning the track includes language not agreed on when the issue was discussed before the town Planning Board.
Treadway was starting to gain speed at the end of last month when a new site plan application for the ADK MX Racetrack on Route 149 was approved by the Planning Board. He had been battling legal actions filed by six residents for months, none of which ever came to fruition.
But over the last month, Treadway has been struggling with conditions that he says were slipped into the resolution but not discussed in a public meeting. The resolution was filed to the county days after the board meeting was held.
“The resolution is supposed to reflect what was talked about during the meeting and what was agreed on,” Treadway said.
Racers being prohibited to ride their bikes, ATVs or UTVs from the track to their site, as well as a change in noise levels were two items he says were inserted into the resolution without his knowledge.
The audio recording from the Jan. 22 meeting has no mention of the conditions.
The first stipulation seems to require that once riders are done racing on the track, they have to turn off their motorcycle, ATV or UVT and push it to their site.
The second makes the noise limits stricter than the ones Treadway agreed to.
The new conditions make it more likely Treadway could get ticketed and shut down.
Town Supervisor Richie Moore said, although he was not at the January meeting, he’s sure that the changes result from misunderstandings and can be resolved.
Two attempts were made to contact Town Planning Board Chairman Don Bedeaux, but he could not be reached.
At the January meeting, using new testing methodology for noise, revising the length and width of the dirt track and allowing ATVs and UTVs (utility task vehicles) on the track were conditions that were modified and voted on.
The board added a condition at the meeting, that fueling stations be prohibited at the track.
Treadway wanted to modify his original application to have his track open until 7:30 p.m., or dusk, but the times were approved as they were in his original application, plus being open on a Monday in case of weather cancellations.
Treadway said all he wants is for the town to make things right.
“I am hopeful this mistake is recognized and resolved by the board.”