Village of Pulaski, NY
Oswego County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Pulaski 3-4-1975 by L.L. No. 1-1975 as Ch. 61 of the 1975 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 150.
The purpose of this chapter is to protect the public health, welfare and safety by regulating the operation of snowmobiles on Village streets and public lands of Pulaski in a manner which will be compatible with the use of such streets for vehicular and pedestrian travel and other uses, and which will promote the safe and proper use of the snowmobiles and minimize detrimental effects of such use on the environment. It is further intended herein that the use of snowmobiles as herein allowed shall be for the purpose of gaining access to a permissible area to another, and not for "pleasure operating."
A. 
The terms, words and phrases used in this chapter shall have the same meaning as such terms, words and phrases are defined in § 21.05 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law.
B. 
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ACCOMPANY
To be within a reasonable distance of the person accompanied.
SHOULDER
That portion of a highway immediately adjacent to the right side of a roadway which is customarily used for emergency travel and parking.
VILLAGE
The Village of Pulaski.
Operation of snowmobiles on Village streets shall be subject to the applicable provisions of Article 25 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 § 113-5 of this chapter.
A. 
Emergencies. When authorized or directed by the Mayor a snowmobile may be operated on any portion of the public highways for the purpose of a special emergency as authorized by Subdivision 2 of § 25.05 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law.
B. 
Impassable outside banks or shoulders. Snowmobiles may be operated on the roadway of the following highways since the outside banks or shoulders are impassable or nonexistent by reason of normally prevailing snow conditions or conditions of terrain:
(1) 
View Road its entire length.
(2) 
Lincoln Avenue from its intersection with Oswego County right-of-way on the westerly side of North Street westerly its entire length.
(3) 
Erie Street from its intersection with the Oswego County right-of-way on the northerly side of Lake Street, northerly its entire length.
(4) 
Niagara Street for its entire length except where it intersects the Oswego County right-of-way on Lake Street.
(5) 
Park Street from the westerly line of Broad Street, westerly to its end except that from Monday to Friday of each week from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 2:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. snowmobile use is forbidden except in the case of emergency as hereinbefore provided or as otherwise provided by law.
(6) 
Bridge Street from the westerly line of Jefferson Street westerly and then northerly to its intersection with the Oswego County right-of-way on the southerly side of Lake Street.
(7) 
Forest Drive its entire length.
(8) 
Church Street from the south line of the Oswego County right-of-way on Lake Street, southerly its entire length.
(9) 
James Street its entire length.
(10) 
High Street from the easterly line of the New York State Route 11 right-of-way easterly to its entire length.
(11) 
Box Street from the easterly line of the New York State Route 11 right-of-way easterly to its entire length.
(12) 
Glen Avenue from the easterly line of the New York State Route 11 right-of-way easterly to its entire length.
(13) 
Lewis Street from the easterly line of the New York State Route 11 right-of-way easterly to its entire length.
(14) 
Furnace Street from the easterly line of the New York State right-of-way easterly to its entire length.
(15) 
Pine Street from the northerly line of the Oswego County right-of-way on Maple Avenue northerly to its entire length.
(16) 
Delano Street from the easterly line of the New York State right-of-way easterly to its entire length.
(17) 
Price Drive from the easterly line of the New York State right-of-way easterly to its entire length.
(18) 
Hinman Road from its intersection with the Oswego County right-of-way on the northerly side of Lake Street westerly along said street to its end at the corporate limits.
(19) 
Nelson Avenue from its intersection with the easterly line of the New York State Route 11 right-of-way easterly and southerly to its entire length.
(20) 
Johnson Drive its entire length.
(21) 
Bentley Avenue its entire length.
(22) 
Jefferson Street southerly from its intersection with the New York State Route 11 right-of-way on the south, southerly to the Penn Central right-of-way with the exceptions of the Long Bridge and the New York State right-of-way on Route 13.
(23) 
Scotch Grove Road westerly from the westerly line of New York State right-of-way westerly to its entire length.
(24) 
Maple Avenue extension easterly from its intersection with Oswego County Route 2 right-of-way to its entire length.
(25) 
Hill Street from its intersection with northerly line of New York State Route 13 right-of-way, northerly, easterly and westerly to its entire length.
(26) 
Mitchell Street its entire length with exception of New York State Route 13 right-of-way to its entire length.
C. 
Sidewalks. Unless otherwise permitted by law, the use and operation of snowmobiles on public sidewalks is prohibited.
The use and operation of snowmobiles other than on the streets aforestated is prohibited in any public lands in the Village of Pulaski, other than at Dunbar Field where snowmobiles may be operated for recreational purposes.
Whenever the operation of a snowmobile is permitted on the shoulder or roadway of any Village Street or portion thereof as provided in this chapter, the following conditions and restrictions are hereby imposed to all such snowmobile operations:
A. 
Hours of operation. No person shall operate snowmobiles on any Village street between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 8:00 a.m., except that on Friday and Saturday the prohibited hours shall be between 2:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
B. 
Age of operators on Village streets. No person under the age of 18 years shall operate a snowmobile on any Village street, except an infant between the ages of 10 and 18 when accompanied by parent and if other requirements of the law have been met.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
C. 
Unattended snowmobiles. It shall be unlawful for any owner or operator to leave or allow a snowmobile to be left unattended on any Village street while the motor is running or with any key for starting the same left in the ignition or elsewhere in said snowmobile.
D. 
Speed limit. No person shall operate a snowmobile at a speed in excess of 10 miles per hour.
E. 
"Pleasure operating" prohibited; exception. Other than at Dunbar Field, pleasure operating of snowmobiles within the Village of Pulaski is prohibited.
A. 
Unless otherwise specifically provided, any person who violates any provision of this chapter or any rule, regulation or order adopted pursuant thereto shall be guilty of a:
(1) 
Traffic infraction, if such provision, rule, regulation or order is one which regulates traffic as specified in § 155 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, but does not relate to snowmobiles.
(2) 
Violation, for any other offense.
B. 
A traffic infraction shall be punishable as provided in paragraph (b) of § 1800 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law in the same manner as if the offense were a violation of the Vehicle and Traffic Law. A violation shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).