[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Perry 2-6-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to protect the public health, welfare and safety by regulating the operation of snowmobiles on Village highways and public ways within the Village of Perry in a manner which will promote their safe and proper use for recreation and commerce, compatible with the use for vehicular and pedestrian travel and other uses.
This chapter is enacted pursuant to the provisions of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law of the State of New York.
This chapter shall hereafter be known and cited as the "Village of Perry Snowmobile Local Law."
For the purpose of this chapter the definitions of words, phrases and terms as set forth in Articles 25 and 27 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law are incorporated herein.
Operation of snowmobiles on the Village highways and public ways of the Village of Perry shall be permitted on the shoulders and inside banks thereof as authorized in § 25.05 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law, limited, however, to the following highways and public ways:
Whenever the operation of a snowmobile is permitted on any Village highway or public way as herein provided, the following conditions and restrictions are hereby established and shall be applicable to all such snowmobile operations:
It shall be unlawful to operate a snowmobile on any Village Highway or public way at a rate of speed greater than reasonable or proper under the surrounding circumstances, and all other registered motor vehicles shall have the right-of-way over snowmobiles.
It shall be unlawful to operate snowmobiles on any Village highway or public way between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 7:00 a.m.
It shall be unlawful to operate a snowmobile in any manner which creates loud, unnecessary or unlawful noise which disturbs or interferes with the peace and quiet of other persons or in any other manner which constitutes a public nuisance or annoys, injures or endangers the health, safety, comfort, or repose of the public. No person shall use a muffler cutout, bypass or any other device to defeat the operation of a muffler in good working condition.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a snowmobile on any public lands or places of the Village unless the owner or operator of such snowmobile is insured against public liability and carries with him proof of financial responsibility in the manner prescribed by the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and in the minimum amount provided in Subdivision 1 of § 25.13 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law. Such proof shall be displayed by the owner or operator of any snowmobile upon the request of any law enforcement officer or any person having authority to enforce the provisions of this chapter 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.
Operators of snowmobiles shall yield the right-of-way to all other vehicles and pedestrians.
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, a snowmobile may be operated anytime, anywhere within the Village under emergency conditions by a member of the Police or Fire Department or Village employee within the course and in pursuit of his duties.
Snowmobile travel shall be permitted on any Village streets, roads, or public highways where such travel thereon is otherwise prohibited, provided that such snowmobile travel is in connection with a special event sanctioned by the Village Board.