Town of Chautauqua, NY
Chautauqua County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Chautauqua 12-13-1976 by L.L. No. 2-1976. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 130.
The purpose of this chapter is to regulate the operation of snowmobiles on public highways in the Town of Chautauqua in a manner which will be compatible with the use of such highways and places for vehicular and pedestrian travel and other uses, and which will promote the safe and proper use of snowmobiles for recreation and commerce and minimize detrimental effects of such use on the environment.
A. 
The terms, words and phrases used in this chapter shall have the same meanings as such terms, words and phrases as defined in § 21.05 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law.
[Amended 2-8-1993 by L.L. No. 1-1993]
B. 
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
TOWN
The Town of Chautauqua.
A. 
Operation of snowmobiles on highways and public ways of the town shall be subject to the applicable provisions of Articles 21 through 27 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law, the rules and regulations of the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the conditions set forth in this chapter.
[Amended 2-8-1993 by L.L. No. 1-1993]
B. 
The following town highways, excluding all state, county and village roads and streets, are hereby designated for the purpose of operation of snowmobiles on the shoulders and inside banks thereof as authorized by § 25.05 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law: Barber Road; Beaujean Road; Beck Road; Bentley Road; Bloomer Road; Brodt Road; Brumajin Road; Burdick Road; Canada Road; Card Road; Chautauqua Shores Roads, all; Crawford Road; Davis Road; Dinsbier Road; Elm Flats Road; Elmwood Road; Hannum Road; Hewes Road; Lawson Road; Lindberg Road; Lyons Road; McKay Road; Meadows Road; Mill Street; Mt. Pleasant Road; Munson Road; Parker Road; Potter Road; Pt. Chautauqua Roads, all; Putnam Road; Quilliam Road; Red Wing Road; Summerdale Road; Thum Road; Titus Road; Tyler Road; Van Ness Road; Walker Road; Webber Road; Whallon Street; and Wright Road.[1]
[Amended 2-8-1993 by L.L. No. 1-1993; 1-3-2000 by L.L. No. 1-2000]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection C, authorizing the operation of snowmobiles on the roadways of town highways where the outside bank or shoulder is impassable, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 1-3-2000 by L.L. No. 1-2000.
Each person operating a snowmobile on any town highway shall observe strictly all vehicular traffic signs and signals and all other rules and regulations applicable to vehicular traffic, and shall obey the orders and directions of any state or local or other law enforcement officer authorized to direct or regulate traffic.
[Amended 2-8-1993 by L.L. No. 1-1993]
A violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in § 27.11 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law.
[Amended 2-8-1993 by L.L. No. 1-1993]
This chapter shall take effect immediately upon its filing in accordance with the provisions of § 27 of the Municipal Home Rule Law; provided, however, that no snowmobile shall be operated under the provisions hereof until such time as the signs and markers are installed or constructed in accordance with the requirements of Article 25 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law and the rules and regulations of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.