[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Camillus 7-5-1988 by L.L. No. 6-1988. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is the intent and purpose of this chapter to preserve and promote the health, safety and general welfare of the residents of the Village of Camillus by controlling and limiting the use of certain off-the-road motorized vehicles to prevent annoying noises, trespasses and public nuisances by reason of the operation of such off-the-road motorized vehicles.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated therein:
- ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE (ATV)
- Shall be defined pursuant to §§ 2280 and 2400 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York.
- PUBLIC AREA
- All streets, sidewalks, easements or other areas dedicated or commonly used for vehicular or pedestrian traffic, including all parks, recreation areas, ballparks, lake and stream areas, storage facilities, garage areas, parking areas and any and all other municipally owned land and premises.
- Shall be defined pursuant to Articles 21 and 25 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law and pursuant to § 2226 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York.
- UNLICENSED MOTOR-DRIVEN VEHICLE
- Any type of unlicensed motor-driven vehicle or conveyance, including but not necessarily limited to snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, two-wheeled motor vehicles known as "trail bikes" and "motor scooters" or "dirt bikes" and four-wheeled or three-wheeled motor vehicles commonly known as "go-carts" or "all-terrain vehicles" and other off-the-road unlicensed motorized vehicles, but not including mopeds or any vehicle used for agricultural, landscaping or lawn-maintenance purposes.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any unlicensed motor-driven vehicle upon any public area in the Village of Camillus.
The operation of any unlicensed motor-driven vehicle is prohibited upon private property unless the operator of said unlicensed motor-driven vehicle has the express permission in writing of the owner of said private property to operate said vehicle on said property. Said written permission must be in the possession of the person operating the unlicensed motor-driven vehicle and must be presented upon demand to any peace officer or police officer so demanding.
It shall be unlawful to operate any unlicensed motor-driven vehicle in a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger the safety of any person or the property of any person or in a manner to create a loud, unnecessary or unusual noise so as to disturb or interfere with the peace and quiet of other persons, or at a speed greater than reasonable or proper under the circumstances, or in an intoxicated condition or under the influence of narcotics or drugs, as defined by § 1192 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, or between sunset and sunrise.
Any peace officer or police officer who shall encounter any person operating an unlicensed motor-driven vehicle in violation of this chapter shall remove said vehicle to a place designated by the arresting officer's department and shall hold such vehicle until payment by the owner of such vehicle of all expenses and charges necessarily and actually incurred by the removal and/or storage of said vehicle.
Any person, firm or corporation violating or permitting the violation of any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation and, upon conviction, shall be subject to a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment not exceeding 15 days, or both.
Should any section or portion of this chapter be in conflict with the laws of the State of New York applicable to the operation, registration, ownership or control of unlicensed motor vehicles, then in that instance said laws of the State of New York shall prevail.