Township of East China, MI
St. Clair County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of East China 9-6-1994 by Ord. No. 227 (Ch. 8-10 of the 1980 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parking Violations Bureau — See Ch. 73.
Bicycle paths — See Ch. 146.
Traffic — See Ch. 420.

§ 441-1 Purpose.

Reasonable regulations for the use of recreational motor vehicles shall be provided. This chapter is not intended to allow what state law prohibits; it is intended to prevent a public nuisance.

§ 441-2 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following term shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates that a different meaning is intended:
RECREATIONAL MOTOR VEHICLE
Any self-propelled vehicle, and any vehicle propelled or drawn by a self-propelled vehicle, used for recreational purposes, including a motorcycle, a trail bike or other all-terrain vehicle, a snowmobile, or motor vehicle licensed for highway operation which is being used for off-road recreational purposes.

§ 441-3 Operating prohibitions.

[Amended 10-3-1994 by Ord. No. 228]
No person shall:
A. 
Operate a recreational motor vehicle upon any sidewalk, bikepath, or pedestrianway in the Township;
B. 
Operate a recreational motor vehicle on any Township property right-of-way, easement, park, or any other public property except:
(1) 
Municipal-owned vehicles used in maintenance and repairs;
(2) 
Areas specifically designated by Township resolution for recreational motor vehicles;
(3) 
Snowmobiles between December 1 and March 1 in areas of the Township parks as designated by resolution of the Township Board;
C. 
Operate a recreational motor vehicle in a manner so as to create loud, unnecessary, or unusual noise so as to disturb or interfere with the peace and quiet of other persons who are lawfully in a public park, sidewalk, bikepath, or pedestrianway;
D. 
Operate a recreational motor vehicle without a standard muffler which shall be properly attached and in constant operation to reduce the noise of operation to the minimum necessary so as to disturb or interfere with the peace and quiet of other persons who are lawfully in a public park, sidewalk, bikepath, or pedestrianway.