[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Northport 12-2-1997 by L.L. No. 11-1997 (Ch. 37 of the 1966 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Board of Trustees hereby finds and determines that the excessive stationary idling of motor vehicles is detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the village and its inhabitants in that it causes the release of unnecessary emissions of carbon monoxide and other pollutants into the atmosphere, the production of unnecessary noise and the waste of limited natural resources.
No person shall cause or permit the engine of a motor vehicle, other than a legally authorized emergency vehicle, to idle for longer than five consecutive minutes when the ambient temperature is greater than 25º F. (-4º C.).
Exceptions. The provisions of Subsection A shall not apply:
When a vehicle is forced to remain motionless because of a traffic condition over which the operator has no control.
When regulations adopted by federal, state or local agencies having jurisdiction require the maintenance of a specific temperature for passenger comfort, the idling limit specified in this section may be increased, but only to the extent necessary to comply with such regulations.
When necessary to provide power for an auxiliary purpose, such as loading, discharging, mixing or processing cargo, controlling cargo temperature, construction, farming, or when the vehicle engine in being serviced.
When necessary for operation of mobile receiving and transmitter stations or mobile telephones.
Violations of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $250 and/or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.