[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Corinth 8-28-1986 as L.L. No. 3-1986. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to protect the public health, welfare and safety by regulating the operation of off-road recreational vehicles within the Town of Corinth in a manner which will minimize detrimental effects of such use on the environment and prevent accidents to pedestrian travelers and other users of property in the Town of Corinth.
As used herein, the following words shall have the meanings established below:
- MUNICIPAL PROPERTY
- Real property owned, leased or used by the Town of Corinth, County of Saratoga, or any local government agency.
- OFF-ROAD RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
- Every unenclosed limited-use motor vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel with two (2), three (3) or four (4) wheels in contact with the ground (excluding a tractor), whether known as a "motorcycle," "all-terrain vehicle," "minibike," "trail bike" or by any other name, whether or not said vehicles are, in fact, registered for operation on the public highways.
It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate any off-road recreational vehicle on private lands or municipal property within the Town of Corinth without written permission of the owners or occupants of said private lands or written permission of the authorities having control of said municipal property. Said written permission must be in the possession of the persons operating the off-road recreational vehicle and must be presented, upon demand, to any peace officer or police officer so demanding.
It shall be unlawful to operate any off-road recreational vehicle within the Town of Corinth in such a manner as to create loud, unnecessary or unusual noise so as to disturb or interfere with the peace and tranquillity of other persons.
It shall be unlawful to operate any off-road recreational vehicle in a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger or be likely to endanger the safety or property of any persons, including the operator of said vehicles.
It shall be unlawful to operate any off-road recreational vehicle at a rate of speed greater than reasonable and prudent.
It shall be unlawful to operate any off-road recreational vehicle within five hundred (500) feet of any dwelling other than the dwelling house of the operator.
[Added 12-5-1996 by L.L. No. 2-1996]
In addition to the regulations herein, snowmobiles shall be regulated by Chapter 103, Snowmobiles.
A failure to comply with the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed a violation, and the violator shall be subject to a fine not exceeding two hundred fifty dollars ($250.) or imprisonment not exceeding fifteen (15) days, or both.
Any enforcement officer of the Town of Corinth and any peace officer or police officer having jurisdiction within the Town of Corinth who shall encounter any person operating an off-road recreational vehicle in violation of this chapter shall remove said vehicle to a place designated by the Saratoga County Sheriff. The owner or duly designated agent of the owner of such vehicle may regain the same upon payment of expenses and charges necessarily and actually incurred by the removal of said vehicle.
In the case of a second or subsequent violation, the court may order confiscation of said vehicles in lieu of any fine and/or imprisonment. Any vehicle which is confiscated pursuant to this section will be sold at public auction according to the appropriate procedures and law affecting public auctions by municipalities.
The Saratoga County Sheriff's Department and New York State Police shall enforce the provisions of this chapter and the Town of Corinth may appoint such other enforcement officers as may be necessary.