[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Monroe 12-20-2004 by L.L. No. 4-2004. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town Board of the Town of Monroe determines that it is in the interest of the public health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Town of Monroe to regulate the operation and use of certain types of recreational vehicles on public and private property. It is also the intent of this chapter to preserve the peace and good order of the Town and to protect and preserve the property of the Town and its residents.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE
- Any self-propelled vehicle manufactured for operation primarily on off-highway trails or in off-highway competitions and only incidentally operated on public highways. Included within this definition are vehicles commonly referred to as "dirt bikes," "minibikes," "go carts," "dune buggies," "trail bikes" and "mopeds."
- RECREATIONAL MOTOR VEHICLE
- Snowmobiles, motorcycles, minibikes, trail bikes, all-terrain vehicles and other motorized two-, three- and four-wheeled vehicles and similar vehicles and contrivances designed for operation primarily on off-highway trails.
- Any self-propelled vehicle designed for travel on snow or ice, steered by skis or runners and supported in whole or in part by one or more skis, belts or cleats.
- The Town of Monroe.
No person shall drive, operate or ride upon, or suffer or permit to be driven or operated or ridden upon, any all-terrain vehicle, snowmobile or other recreational vehicle as that term is defined in this chapter within the unincorporated areas of the Town of Monroe under the following circumstances:
On any Town highway, right-of-way, sidewalk, parking lot, park or other public lands.
On the private property of another without the express prior written consent of the owner of such property. Such consent may be revoked at any time by the owner thereof. Where such express prior written consent has been obtained, the operator shall keep such consent on his person and available for immediate display at all times during the period of operation. Such express prior written consent shall not be deemed a consent as to any person whose name is not set forth therein. Failure to produce such express prior written consent upon demand therefor by any police officer shall be presumptive evidence that such consent has not been given or received.
Any person who shall be found guilty of a violation of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.