Town of Lockport, NY
Niagara County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Lockport 6-2-2010 by L.L. No. 5-2010. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 161.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 182.
Off-road vehicles — See Ch. 187.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
HIGHWAY
The entire width of the highway between the boundary lines of any way or place (the entire highway right-of-way) of any highway open to vehicular traffic, and shall include the entire shoulder of the highway, or other property owned by the Town of Lockport.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a snowmobile on any Town highway in the Town of Lockport, except in emergency situations as set forth in Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law § 25.05, Subdivision 2(b), and except for direct crossings at an angle of approximately 90° to the direction of the highway, pursuant to Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law § 25.05, Subdivision 3, unless such highway has been designated by resolution of the Town Board of the Town of Lockport as a highway open for snowmobile use.
No snowmobile shall be operated upon any parkland of the Town of Lockport or other land owned by the Town of Lockport.
No person shall operate a snowmobile in the Town of Lockport in violation of Title D of the New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law.[1]
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Editor's Note: See § 21.01 et seq. of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law.
When snowfall or plowing has established an outside bank outside the crest furthest removed from the highway, which is beyond the shoulder of the road, this chapter shall not prevent travel of snowmobiles upon such outer bank, provided that in no event shall snowmobiles be operated upon shoulders of highways.
A violation of this chapter shall constitute an offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment of not more than 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
This chapter is adopted pursuant to the authority authorized by Town Law § 64, Subdivision 23, and § 130, Subdivision 7; Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1660, Subdivision 25; Title D of the Parks, Recreation and the Historic Preservation Law; and Municipal Home Rule Law § 10, Subdivisions 1(ii)a(1) and 1(ii)d(3), and shall supersede any conflicting state law.