[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Old Westbury 10-20-1975 by L.L. No. 3- 1975 as Ch. 1, Art. XXXIX of the General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The establishment, preservation, maintenance and development of bridle paths in the Village of Old Westbury is in the public interest of the residents of the Village.
Proper development and use of such bridle paths requires periodic maintenance and continuing supervision.
The Village desires to encourage the establishment, development and use of bridle paths in the Village with the least possible public expense.
The Board of Trustees and the Planning Board are hereby authorized to encourage property owners in the Village to dedicate bridle path easements to the Village for use in accordance with this chapter.
The Planning Board is hereby authorized to require any applicant for partitioning or subdivision to dedicate to the Village appropriate bridle path easements as a condition for final approval of his map. The area of land so dedicated for bridle path easements shall be offset against the amount of land required under the Village Subdivision Regulations to be dedicated for park purposes.
The Board of Trustees may accept offers of dedication of bridle path easements upon recommendation of the Planning Board.
The Board of Trustees may, by regulation, provide for the establishment, safe maintenance, use and policing of bridle paths within the easement areas, upon such terms and conditions as may be appropriate; provided, however, that all bridle paths established pursuant to this chapter shall be available to all residents of the Village on equal terms, and no bridle path or bridle path easement area shall be used by any motorized vehicles or equipment other than those required in establishing and maintaining the bridle paths and those expressly authorized in writing by the Village Board of Trustees or the Police Department of the Village of Old Westbury.
In lieu of or in addition to the regulations referred to in this section, the Board of Trustees may enter into an agreement with any nonprofit organization interested in promoting horseback riding in the Village for the purpose of providing for the establishment, safe maintenance, use and policing of bridle paths.
The Planning Board is hereby authorized to develop and prepare a plan of present and proposed bridle paths in such areas of the Village as the Planning Board deems suitable.
Any violation of the provisions of this chapter or of any regulation hereunder which after a public hearing has been approved by the Board of Trustees shall constitute a violation and shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $250.