[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Lloyd 7-15-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 89.
Editor's Note: This local law was originally adopted as Chapter 81 but was renumbered, with the permission of the Town, to maintain the alphabetical sequence of the Code.
The purpose of this chapter is to regulate activities and behavior on the multi-use trails in the Town of Lloyd so as to enhance the enjoyment of and provide protection for all persons using the trails and to provide appropriate penalties and enforcement procedures for violations.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MULTI-USE TRAILS
- Trails used for hiking, biking, roller-blading, cross-country skiing, walking, jogging, equestrian or similar uses and located on property owned by or licensed or leased to the town or to which the town has been granted an easement to use such property for such uses.
It shall be a violation of this chapter for any person not to comply with the following regulations with respect to multi-use trails:
Hours. No person shall use any multi-use trail from dusk to dawn, except to participate in a supervised program of the town.
Noninterference with persons and wildlife. No person shall annoy, harass or otherwise harm any other person or disturb or damage any wildlife.
Care of property. No person shall damage, destroy, remove or misuse any property or plant life.
Avoidance of littering. No person shall leave, deposit or throw any litter or throwaways. The policy shall be that anything carried in will be carried out.
Control of pets. Any dog or pet taken onto a multi-use trail shall be on a nonretractable leash which shall be no longer than six feet. The leash in use shall be of a length so as to not interfere with the safety and enjoyment of other users of the trail. Pet owners shall curb their dogs off the trail and shall prevent their pets from littering the trail. Owners and keepers are responsible for cleanup in the event that a pet leaves any residue which could be harmful or dangerous to other users of the trail.
[Amended 8-10-2011 by L.L. No. 4-2011]
Equestrian use of unpaved trails is allowed. No horse shall travel the paved portion of any trail except to cross it.
Prohibited uses: motor vehicles, except for emergency vehicles, motorized wheelchairs and authorized vehicles. There shall be no recreational motor-driven vehicles or all-terrain vehicles permitted on any trail.
No one shall discharge any firearms, fireworks or bows and arrows from or across a trail, except as part of a town-sponsored event. All firearms shall be unloaded while users are on or crossing the trail.
Alcoholic beverages. No one shall possess or partake of any alcoholic beverage except in a facility duly licensed to serve alcoholic beverages or at a town-sponsored event for which the presence of alcoholic beverages has been specifically approved by the Town Board or his designee.
Nuisance. No person shall create a nuisance detrimental to the health, morals, safety, convenience and welfare of persons in public areas.
Encroachments. No person shall create a barrier or place or construct, upon any of the town's multi-use trail rights-of-way, any structures, building materials or natural materials which would in any way encroach upon or block the path or any part of the way utilized by the town and by the public for public purposes, or encroach in any way or barricade the said multi-use trails, excepting those structures or other improvements to be constructed by and for the town for the public good which have been approved by the Town Board.
[Added 9-18-2013 by L.L. No. 9-2013]
Persons riding bicycles on any multi-use trail must yield to pedestrians using the multi-use trail.
No person shall operate a bicycle on any multi-use trail unless it is equipped with a bell or other device capable of giving a signal audible for a distance of at least 100 feet, except that a bicycle shall not be equipped with, nor shall any person use upon a bicycle, any siren or whistle.
When overtaking pedestrians on any multi-use trail, cyclists must give ample reasonable warning and must pass said pedestrians in single file at a prudent and responsible speed. When coming from the opposite direction, cyclists must pass pedestrians in single file at a prudent and responsible speed.
Editor's Note: This local law also provided for the redesignation of former Subsection L as Subsection M.
Waivers. The Town Board can, for good reasons, issue limited temporary exceptions and waivers to the activities allowed and prohibited on the multi-use trails.
Any person violating any of the above provisions shall have committed an offense and shall be fined for each violation not less than $50 nor more than $200 or imprisoned for not more than 15 days on any violation of this chapter of the Town Code. Any person who violates any federal law, the Penal Code of the State of New York or provisions of the Town of Lloyd Code, the State Motor Vehicle Laws or other state laws on the multi-use trail shall be subject to such additional penalties as such law provides, in addition to the penalties provided in this section. Town officials, employees and other officers, specifically designated by the Town Board, the Town of Lloyd Police, the Ulster County Sheriff's Department and the New York State Police shall issue citations for violations of any of the provisions set forth above.
The procedure for any tickets or other complaints issued for violations of the above regulations shall follow the procedures for Justice Courts and the Criminal Procedure Law, and in addition the Town Board may bring civil action for violations in the State of New York Supreme Court to obtain injunctions or civil penalties at the rate of $100 per week for any continuing violation of this chapter of the Town Code.