Frank and Jamie Stanton want to host truck mud bog races and truck mud tug-of-wars on their seven-acre property in Bethany.
County Planning Board members said they think it's a great idea.
"It sounds like a lot of fun," one board member said.
But the Stantons need to write up a more detailed plan to get a special use permit.
"It's not just to protect the town, but to protect you," said Board Member Lucine Kauffman.
A site use plan should detail all of the activities and uses, so if some future neighbor complains, code enforcement can just pull the plan and tell whether the use was approved or not.
That includes amplified, recorded music, which is part of Stanton's plan.
While the board recommended disapproval of the special use permit, board members emphatically urged Frank Stanton to return with a detailed plan.
For this application, Stanton's plan consisted of a single sheet of a handwritten description of what he plans to do.
Stanton said no more than 300 people turn up to the events, in no more than 50 vehicles, and activities start around 11 a.m. and end at dark.
"They have to," Stanton said. "Mud trucks don't have lights."
There will be two events per month from April through October.
Stanton will also need DEC permits for water drainage.
The property is located at 9832 Bethany Center Road.