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Town of Guilderland, NY
Albany County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Guilderland as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Bicycles — See Ch. 131.
Parks and recreation — See Ch. 212.
Snowmobiles — See Ch. 232.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 243.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 267.
[Adopted 6-11-1974 as Subpart 2, Div. 8, of the 1974 Code]
The purpose of this article is to protect the public health, welfare, safety, peace and tranquillity by regulating the operation of motorcycles within the Town of Guilderland.
This article shall hereafter be known and cited as the "Town of Guilderland Motorcycle Local Law."
For the purposes of this article, the definition of the word "motorcycle," as adopted by § 123 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, is incorporated herein.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[Amended 10-11-1983 by L.L. No. 3-1983]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate any motorcycle on private lands within the Town of Guilderland within 500 feet of any dwelling or dwelling house between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. except for the purpose of arriving at or departing from said dwelling or dwelling house.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate any motor-driven machine on publicly owned lands within the Town of Guilderland within the area bounded as follows:
On the east and northeast by the corporate limits of the City of Albany; on the south by Western Turnpike; on the west and northwest by a line commencing at the intersection of Western Turnpike and Willow Street and running in a northeasterly direction along the center line of Willow Street to its intersection with the center line of Siver Road, thence in a northerly direction along the center line of Siver Road to its intersection with the center line of Lydius Street, thence northeasterly in a straight line to its intersection with the corporation line of the Town of Colonie at its nearest point; and on the north by the corporate limit of the Town of Colonie; except upon public highways and upon driveways and parking areas appurtenant to publicly owned facilities.
A failure to comply with the provisions of this article shall be deemed a violation, and the violator shall be subject to a penalty as set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[Adopted 2-15-1984 by L.L. No. 3-1984 (Subpart 2, Div. 9, of the 1974 Code)]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
OFF-HIGHWAY MOTORCYCLE
The same meaning as set forth in Vehicle and Traffic Law § 125-a.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
A. 
No person shall operate any off-highway motorcycle within the Town of Guilderland unless such off-highway motorcycle has been registered in accordance with the provisions of this section, and such registration is in full force and effect, and indicia of registration is displayed in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Town Board.
B. 
Every owner of an off-highway motorcycle which is or is intended to be operated within the Town of Guilderland shall cause to be filed in the office of the Town Clerk an application for registration, on a form to be prepared under the direction of and furnished by the Town Clerk for that purpose, containing:
(1) 
A brief description of the off-highway motorcycle to be registered, including the name of the manufacturer and the factory number of such vehicle;
(2) 
The name and address of the owner of such vehicle and the name and address of any operator or operators of such vehicle other than the owner; and
(3) 
Such other information as the Town Board may from time to time require by order or resolution.
C. 
Upon receipt of a sufficient application for registration, the Town Clerk shall register such off-highway motorcycle and maintain a record of the registration of such motorcycle under the distinctive number assigned to such motorcycle and shall issue a certificate of registration, together with such indicia of registration as shall be determined by the Town Board. A fee as set by resolution of the Town Board from time to time payable to the Town of Guilderland shall be paid to the Town Clerk upon the registration of such off-highway motorcycle.
The Town Board is hereby empowered to make and promulgate, from time to time, by order or resolution, such rules and regulations relating to the use and operation of off-highway motorcycles on off-highway trails and in off-highway competitions, including the requirement of instruction and training, as the Town Board may determine in the interest of promoting the public welfare, convenience and safety. For the purpose of implementing and enforcing such rules and regulations, the Town Board may impose such restrictions, limitations and conditions upon the issuance of certificates of registration under this article as the Town Board may deem appropriate.
The operation of an off-highway motorcycle in violation of this article shall be deemed a violation. Such violator shall be subject to a penalty as set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).