[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Wethersfield as Secs. 2-6-78 through 2-6-82 of the Code of 1972. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No snowmobile may be operated in the Town of Wethersfield on land other than that of the owner or operator of the snowmobile unless such owner or operator has the written permission of the owner or owners of such land. In the event that such written permission is given to operate the snowmobile, said written permission shall be carried by the operator at all times while operating the snowmobile and shall be produced for any police officer, upon request. Such written permission shall be considered void unless it includes the signature of the owner of the land, the effective dates and times of such permission, the address or other location of the land concerning which permission is granted, the registration number of the snowmobile for which permission is granted and the name or names of persons to whom permission is granted.
No snowmobile shall be operated on land owned by the Town without permission, in writing, by the Town Manager or his authorized agent. Such written permission by the Town Manager or his authorized agent shall be confined to those properties that have been designated by rules established by the Director of Recreation and Parks with the approval of the Advisory Recreation and Park Board for use for snowmobiling and only upon such terms and conditions as are specified in said rules.
Any police officer of the Town of Wethersfield shall be authorized to request the operator of any snowmobile being operated within the limits of the Town to stop in order to permit such officer to determine whether the operator has written permission to operate upon the land upon which the officer observes such snowmobile being operated.
Whenever there is a violation of the chapter, proof of the registration number of any snowmobile therein concerned shall be prima facie evidence in any criminal action that the owner was the operator thereof.