Town of Olive, NY
Ulster County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Olive 8-3-1976 by L.L. No. 1-1976. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 150.

§ 120-1 Legislative intent.

The purpose of this chapter is to protect the public health, welfare and safety by regulating the operation of snowmobiles on public highways and places of the Town of Olive in a manner which will be compatible with the use of such highways and places for vehicular and pedestrian travel and other uses, and which will promote the safe and proper use of snowmobiles for recreation and minimize detrimental effects of such use on the environment.

§ 120-2 Definitions.

A. 
The terms, words and phrases used in this chapter shall have the same meaning as such terms, words and phrases are defined in § 21.05 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law of the State of New York.
B. 
Whenever the word "town" is used herein it shall mean the Town of Olive.

§ 120-3 Operation on town roads. [1]

Operation of snowmobiles on highways and public ways of the town shall be subject to the applicable provisions of Title D of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law of the State of New York, the rules and regulations of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and the rules, restrictions and conditions set forth in § 120-4 of this chapter.
A. 
Designated highways. Snowmobiles may be operated on roadways as designated and posted on the following roads or portions of roads, it being determined that the outside banks or shoulders are nonexistent or impassable due to prevailing snow conditions or conditions of natural terrain:
Whole Roads
Haver Road
Freeman Avery Road
New Road
Kelder Highway
Brown Road
Sheldon Hill Road
Grassy Ridge Road
Sahler Mill Road
Cross Road
Highpoint Road
Bitterman Road
McMillen Road
Whispell Road
W. Shokan Heights Road
Burgher Road
Dry Brook Road
Moonhaw Road
DeSilva Road
Bostock Road
Peck Road
Ridge Road
Beaverkill Road
VanSteenberg Lane
Portions of Roads
Upper Samsonville Road from Freeman Avery Road to Haver Road
Acorn Hill Road from Mill Road to County Road 3[2]
Brodhead Road from McMillen Road to Highpoint Road
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
Snowmobiles may be operated on the shoulders and inside banks as designated and posted on the following roads or portions of roads:
Reservoir Road from Van Steenberg Lane to 28A
28A from the Reservoir Road to 28
Route 28 from Route 28 A to De Silva Road
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 120-4 Conditions and restrictions.

Whenever the operation of a snowmobile is permitted on the shoulder, roadway or inside bank of any town road or highway or portion thereof as provided in this chapter or on parks or public lands of the town, the following conditions and restrictions are hereby imposed to all such snowmobile operations:
A. 
Prohibited operating hours. No person shall operate snowmobiles on any town highway between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.
B. 
Financial security. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a snowmobile on any town highway or on public lands thereof unless the owner or operator of such snowmobile is insured against public liability and carries with him proof of financial responsibility, such as a certificate of liability insurance of the type, coverage and of the minimum amount as defined and required of owners and operators of motor vehicles by the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York. Such proof shall be displayed by the owner or operator of any snowmobile upon request to any law enforcement officer or to any person who has suffered or claims to have suffered either personal injury or damage to property as a result of the operation of such snowmobile by any such owner or operator.
C. 
Direction of operation. No person shall operate a snowmobile within the street right-of-way except on the right side of such right-of-way and in the same direction as the highway traffic. Operation on other public places shall be only in the direction, if any, marked by appropriate route direction markers.
D. 
Unattended snowmobiles. It shall be unlawful for any owner or operator to leave or allow a snowmobile to be left unattended on any town highway or public place, while the motor is running or with any key for starting the same left in the ignition or elsewhere in said snowmobile except in case of emergency.
E. 
Obedience to vehicular traffic controls. Each person operating a snowmobile on any town highway shall observe strictly all vehicular traffic signs and signals and all other rules and regulations applicable to vehicular traffic, and shall obey the orders and directions of any state or local police or other law enforcement officer authorized to direct or regulate traffic.
F. 
Other restrictions. The headlights of a snowmobile must be on at all times.

§ 120-5 Penalties for offenses. [1]

Failure to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed a violation and the violator shall be liable to a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 120-6 Effective date. [1]

This chapter shall take effect immediately upon its filing in accordance with the provisions of § 27 of the Municipal Home Rule Law; provided, however, that no snowmobile shall be operated under the provisions hereof until such time as the signs and markers are installed or constructed in accordance with Article 25 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law and the rules and regulations of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Department of Transportation.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).