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City of Middletown, CT
Middlesex County
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[Added 5-7-2012 by Ord. No. 06-12]
For the purpose of this article:
ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE
Any vehicle so designed, built, modified or designed that it is capable of transporting persons or property over several types of surface or in areas where there is no paved roadway, including dirt bikes, motocross, endure or flat track.
MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE
Any motor scooter, snowmobile or bicycle with an attached motor.
PROPERTY OF THE CITY
Shall include, but not be limited to, all park, golf course, school, parking or municipal areas under the control of any City board of commission.
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY
All residential zoned land within the City.
A. 
Municipal property. No person shall operate or cause to be operated any motor-driven cycle, all-terrain vehicle or snowmobile upon the property of the City or residential property except on established roadways, paths, paved areas or streets where the operation of such vehicles is allowed either by state law, ordinance, rule or special permit.
B. 
Sidewalks. No person shall operate or cause to be operated any motor-driven cycle, all-terrain vehicle or snowmobile on any sidewalk or pedestrian walkway within the City except to cross the same or to place such vehicle upon such sidewalk for the purpose of parking same if the location where such vehicle is to be parked is such that it will not interfere with pedestrian traffic.
C. 
License required. All motor-driven cycles, all-terrain vehicles or snowmobiles operated within the City must bear appropriate license plates or markers as required by state law.
D. 
Private property. No person shall operate or cause to be operated any motor-driven cycle, all-terrain vehicle or snowmobile upon any private property within the City except with express permission of the owner. No person shall operate or cause to be operated such vehicle, in any manner, which would cause nuisance, annoyance, alarm, or harassment of any kind to persons, domestic animals, or game.
E. 
Noise. No person shall operate or cause to be operated any motor-driven cycle, all-terrain vehicle or snowmobile which is so designed, modified, altered or broken as to emit unreasonably loud or offensive levels of noise.
Violation of any section of this article shall result in the following penalties:
A. 
For first violation, punishment as provided in § 1-6 of this Code. A fine of $100 shall be imposed for a second violation. For a third violation, the vehicle shall be impounded and a fine of $150 shall be imposed. Payment for towing charges, storage fees and any other charges incurred as a result of impounding the vehicle shall be required prior to the vehicle's release.
B. 
Notwithstanding Subsection A of this section, for any person found guilty of violation of this article, where such violation caused damage to either private or municipal property, the individuals shall be liable to pay damages for the repair of same.