[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of Cuba Village 5-23-1977 as Ch. 80 of the 1977 Code. 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 public highways and places in Cuba Village 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 commerce and minimize detrimental effects of such use on the environment.
The operation of snowmobiles on highways and public ways of Cuba Village shall be subject to the applicable provisions of Article 21 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law, the rules and regulations of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the rules, restrictions and conditions set forth in § 165-5 of this chapter.
The operation of snowmobiles solely for the purpose of travel between the residences of the owners and areas outside of the village may be permitted on all streets in Cuba Village.
Travel shall be on the right edge of the street or on the shoulder next to the snowbanks.
There shall be no operation of snowmobiles on sidewalks or pedestrian pathways within the village.
No snowmobiles may be operated in designated areas in the village park in the vicinity of skating, sliding, skiing and other activities.
The operation of snowmobiles within Cuba Village is subject to the following conditions and restrictions:
Prohibited operating hours. No person shall operate snowmobiles on any village street between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and until after daylight, except to gain access to and from snowmobile areas.
Direction of operations. No person shall operate a snowmobile within the village except on the right side of a highway or highway right-of-way and in the same direction as highway traffic.
No person under 16 years of age shall operate a snowmobile on the village streets unless accompanied by a parent, guardian or relative willing to accept parental responsibility.
No snowmobile shall be operated on a village street at a speed of more than 15 miles per hour.
No snowmobile shall be operated on private property other than land owned by the operator or his/her immediate family unless written consent for such operation is given by the owner of such property.
Each person operating a snowmobile on a village street 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.
All snowmobiles operated within the village shall be equipped with adequate headlights, braking system, muffler and other equipment as prescribed by § 25.17 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law, and all operations shall be subject to the conditions set forth in § 25.03 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law.
Except as provided in § 27.11 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law with respect to offenses against traffic regulations, any offense against the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine of not more than $100 or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.
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 Title D 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.