Town of Hamlin, NY
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Hamlin 11-1-1976 (Ch. 93 of the 1987 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks — See Ch. 378.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 470.
Junk vehicles — See Ch. 476.
Motor-driven vehicles — See Ch. 482.

§ 414-1 Purpose.

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 the Town of Hamlin 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 safety and proper use of snowmobiles for recreation and commerce and minimize the detrimental effects of such use on the environment.

§ 414-2 Definitions.

[Amended 8-10-1987 by L.L. No. 9-1987]
The terms, words and phrases used in this chapter shall have the same meanings as such terms, words and phrases are defined in § 21.05 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law. "Town" shall mean the Town of Hamlin.

§ 414-3 Operation on streets or highways.

[Amended 8-10-1987 by L.L. No. 9-1987]
Operation of snowmobiles on highways and public ways of the Town, county and state which are located within the Town of Hamlin shall be subject to the applicable provisions of Articles 21 through 27 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 § 414-5 of this chapter.
A. 
Streets or highways. Only the following streets or highways or portions thereof of the Town are hereby designated for the purpose of operation of snowmobiles on the shoulders and inside banks thereof as authorized by § 25.05 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law:
(1) 
Town roads:
(a) 
Brick Schoolhouse Road, north side only, from Drake Road west through the railroad tracks.
B. 
Limited operation on highways.
(1) 
Emergency. A snowmobile may be operated on a highway for the purpose of an emergency as authorized by § 25.05 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law.
(2) 
Roadway. A snowmobile may be operated on the roadway of the following highways or portions thereof described herein only when the outside bank or shoulder of such highway or portion thereof is impassable due to snow conditions or is nonexistent:
(a) 
Brick Schoolhouse Road, north side only, from Drake Road west through the railroad tracks.

§ 414-4 Operation in parks and other Town places.

Operation of snowmobiles on any Town park or highway of the Town is hereby expressly prohibited.

§ 414-5 Conditions and restrictions on operation.

Whenever the operation of a snowmobile is permitted on the shoulder, roadway or inside bank of any Town street or highway or portion thereof as provided in this chapter, the following conditions and restrictions shall apply to all such snowmobile operation:
A. 
Financial security. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a snowmobile on any public lands or places of the Town unless the owner or operator of such snowmobile is insured against public liability and carries with him proof of financial responsibility in the manner prescribed by the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and in the minimum amount provided in Subdivision 1 of § 25.13 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law. Such proof shall be displayed by the owner or operator of any snowmobile upon the request of any magistrate and law enforcement officer or any person having authority to enforce the provisions of this chapter or to any person who has suffered or claims to have suffered either personal injury or damage to property as a result of the operation of such snowmobile by any such owner or operator.
[Amended 8-10-1987 by L.L. No. 9-1987]
B. 
Direction of operation. No person shall operate a snowmobile within a street or highway right-of-way of the Town except on the right side of such right-of-way. Operation on other public places shall be only in the direction marked by appropriate route direction markers.
C. 
Unattended snowmobiles. It shall be unlawful for any owner or operator to leave a snowmobile or allow it to be left unattended on any Town highway.
D. 
Obedience to vehicular traffic controls. Each person operating a snowmobile on any Town highway 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 direction of any state or local police or other law enforcement officer authorized to direct or regulate traffic.

§ 414-6 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 8-10-1987 by L.L. No. 9-1987]
A violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in § 27.11 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law.

§ 414-7 When effective.

No snowmobile shall be operated under the provisions hereof until such time as the signs and markers are installed or constructed in accordance with the requirements of Article 25 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.