[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining 7-6-1976 by L.L. No. 6-1976. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is hereby found and determined by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining, New York, that the unrestricted use of unlicensed motor-driven vehicles upon public and private property within the Village of Ossining constitutes a menace to the health, safety, welfare and reasonable security of the residents of the Village of Ossining.
It is the intention of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Ossining in adopting this chapter to preserve, protect and secure the public health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Village of Ossining by exercising the police power of the Village of Ossining.
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- PUBLIC PROPERTY
- All public streets, sidewalks, alleys, highways, parks, playgrounds, parking lots and other open public ground within the Village of Ossining, New York.
- MUNICIPALLY OWNED PROPERTY
- All real property located within the Village of Ossining, New York and owned by the Village of Ossining, County of Westchester or State of New York.
- UNLICENSED MOTOR-DRIVEN VEHICLE
- Any type of unlicensed motor-driven vehicle or conveyance, including, but not limited to, snowmobiles, two-wheel motor vehicles commonly known as "minibicycles," "trail bicycles" and "motor scooters" and four-wheel motor vehicles commonly known as "go-carts" or "all-terrain vehicles."
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate an unlicensed motor-driven vehicle upon any public property or municipally owned property within the Village of Ossining, New York.
The operation of an unlicensed motor-driven vehicle is prohibited upon private property unless the operator thereof has the express permission of the owner of said private property to operate said vehicle on said property.
It shall be unlawful to operate any unlicensed motor-driven vehicle in such a manner as to create loud, unnecessary or unusual noise which disturbs or interferes with the peace and quiet of other persons.
It shall be unlawful to operate any unlicensed motor-driven vehicle in a careless, negligent or reckless manner so as to endanger the safety and welfare of any person or the property of any person.
It shall be lawful for any employee of the Village of Ossining, County of Westchester or State of New York to operate an unlicensed motor-driven vehicle for the purpose of maintaining, repairing or doing any public work within the scope of his employment.
It shall be unlawful for the parent, guardian or any person having the care, custody and control of any child under the age of 16 years knowingly to permit such child to operate an unlicensed motor-driven vehicle in violation of the terms of this chapter.
Whenever any child under the age of 16 years of age is alleged to have violated the provisions of this chapter, his parent, guardian or any person having the care, custody or control of such child shall be notified by the Chief of Police or any person designated by him to give such notice.
The Police Department of the Village of Ossining shall immediately confiscate any unlicensed motor-driven vehicle operated in violation of this chapter. The unlicensed motor-driven vehicle shall be returned upon the direction of the Court.
[Amended 8-3-1999 by L.L. No. 2-1999]
Should any section or portion of this chapter be in conflict with the laws of the State of New York applicable to the operation, registration, ownership or control of unlicensed motor vehicles, then in that instance, said laws of the State of New York shall prevail.