PARIS — The Board of Selectmen has been asked to reconsider its Jan. 10 vote to rescind ATV access to Parsons and East Oxford roads, and will discuss the issue Monday night.

Last summer, the board granted ATV access for Parsons Road and several other town roads to allow the Paris-based X-Tra Mile ATV Club to loop around to existing trails and to attach its own trail system to the Oxford ATV club trails.

The X-Tra Mile club built new trails to connect to the Parsons Road, and member Cliff Goodwin sold his smaller ATV and trailer and bought a larger, two-seat ATV because the Parsons Road allowed him direct access from his home.

However, the noise upset several residents in the area, including the Hakalas, who had bought a house on Parsons Road specifically because there were no ATV or snowmobile trails nearby. With their house about 50 feet from the road, they said the noise from the ATVs was deafening and an invasion of their privacy.

After months of work to plan routes around other residents’ homes, the club said there was no way to avoid the stretch of Parsons Road near James and Paula Hakala’s house. On Jan. 10, the selectmen voted to rescind the club’s access to the Parsons Road and to a section of East Oxford Road that was used to access the Parsons Road.

The issue is back on the agenda at the request of Goodwin and his son John Goodwin, trailmaster for the X-Tra Mile ATV Club.

The board will also discuss the applications of Peter Kilgore and Don Allen to the Budget Committee. The board was set to discuss their applications at a previous meeting, but neither was in attendance so their acceptance onto the committee was tabled.

The Paris Board of Selectmen meets Monday at 7 p.m. at the Paris Town Office.

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