Kentucky Off-Highway Vehicle Trail System A Source of Recreation and Revenue Trail System Proposal Ideally, people that are interested in OHV activities would have riding opportunities within an hour drive of their home. Tax incentives could entice land owners to open OHV businesses. In addition the plan opens up more public lands such as designated areas in State Parks to OHV vehicles less than 50 inches wide. Colorado and California as an Example California had specific funds set up to support OHV as well as laws to act as a “road map” to generate new trails and maintain existing trails extending all over the state. Colorado had a similar initiative allowing private businesses to apply for permits and receive grants to operate Tax Incentive Structure First year the business is opened, 75% of all expenses related to running the business may be written off on their taxes. After the first year, 50% of expenses may be written off. After year 5, 25% of expenses may be written off and it will remain this percentage indefinitely. OHV Trail System Negatives Large upstart costs would be associated for both sections of the bill in order to design and build the OHV trails initially as well as for maintenance. Routing of the trail system as to not be a nuisance to nearby residences and businesses. OHV Trail System Positives Local businesses could see an uptick of business both in riders filling gas tanks for their tow vehicles and OHV vehicles as well as diners and stores. Privately owned businesses offering OHV trails would also earn more money potentially increasing spending into local markets. Governments taxing local businesses would also see increased revenue.
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