We are all for having fun in the snow if that’s your thing, but we’d like to make an appeal to those people who choose to have fun with snowmobiles.
The laws for the state of Ohio are clear: You may only use a snowmobile in public areas or on private property with the permission of the property owner. If you drive your snowmobile through someone’s backyard without their permission it is trespassing. You can be cited and fined for this.
We live in a new neighborhood that used to be a field. You do NOT have our permission to drive through our backyard or that of my neighbors who recently invested thousands of dollars to install new lawns in our yards. By all means, enjoy your snowmobile, but do not use it in our backyard and cause hundreds or thousands of dollars in damage to the lawn and trees that we just planted. That’s not fair to us to have to pay for your fun! Be respectful of others’ property.
If you don’t have their permission, find someplace else where you can ride safely and keep our neighborhoods kids and pets safe and prevent expensive and unnecessary property damage.
Scott and Emma Pfanner