Snirt Run canceled; Stinson blames Lewis County; county officials miffed
|By Christina Scanlon, Watertown Daily Times, N.Y.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
"It's because of the interference of
The requirements, which included obtaining adequate insurance, updated maps, improved signs and barricades, were deemed mandatory in a resolution last month by legislators. Until those conditions were met, county roads would not be opened to all-terrain vehicles for the one-day event, which was set for
"Everything that was requested was only going to make this a better, safer event," Mrs. Mahoney said.
Based on the conversations of that meeting, Economic Development Committee Chairman
"I am totally shocked at this latest position because everyone is in total support of having the Snirt Run," he said.
"We've made no unreasonable demands," he said. "As of the meeting yesterday, everyone thought it was a go and we had a workable agreement."
Though requirements of the resolution appeared to have been nearly met,
"There could be people there at 10, 11 or 12," he said. "Why do I have to assume liability for someone on the trail at
"We are in no way trying to micromanage. We made some suggestions,"
Ultimately, he said, the problem lies with
Before making his final decision to cancel the run,
After learning the T-shirts had not been printed, he decided to go ahead with the cancellation.
"It's huge. I don't know what to say," she said. "This event keeps us rolling. April is a down month in this industry. The Snirt Run always helps with the financial strain in April."
"I thought he had met every condition and was in compliance," Mrs. Mahoney said after learning
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