Town of Rotterdam, NY
Schenectady County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Rotterdam as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks and playgrounds — See Ch. 194.
[Adopted 1-18-1972 by L.L. No. 9-1972]
The purpose of this article is to protect the public health, welfare, safety, peace and tranquility by regulating the operation of snowmobiles within the Town of Rotterdam.
This article shall hereafter be known and cited as the "Town of Rotterdam Snowmobiles Local Law."
For the purpose of this article, the terms used herein are defined as follows:
A self-propelled vehicle designed for travel on snow or ice steered by skis or runners and supported in part by skis, belts or cleats.
It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate any snowmobile on private lands, irrespective of zoning, within the Town of Rotterdam within 300 feet of any dwelling or dwelling house between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., where said dwelling or dwelling house is located in any but an agricultural zone.
[Amended 3-12-1986 by L.L. No. 4-1986; 6-12-2013 by L.L. No. 7-2013]
Any violation of this chapter by any person, firm or corporation shall constitute a violation and shall be punishable by a fine not less than $500 and no more than the sum of $1,000 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both, for conviction of a first offense. Each subsequent violation will be punishable by a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $2,000 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both. Each day of continued violation shall constitute a separate, additional offense.
[Adopted 3-12-1986 by L.L. No. 4-1986]
The operation of snowmobiles within all public parks of the Town of Rotterdam, at any time of day or night, is hereby prohibited, except that snowmobiles are the only motorized vehicles that will be permitted on the western portion of the Riverfront Bike/Hike Trail in the Town of Rotterdam, the area designated commencing at Scrafford Lane, eastward to the mouth of the Plotterkill at the Triple Arch Bridge (Baan's Orchard), during the months commencing November first of each year and terminating on April first of the following year. Signs will be posted in this area indicating permitted use of snowmobiles.
There is hereby imposed a fine not exceeding $250 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both, for violation of this article.