Town of Bethlehem, NY
Albany County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Bethlehem 1-24-1973. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Off-highway motorcycles — See Ch. 82.
This chapter may be known and cited as the "Snowmobile Ordinance of the Town of Bethlehem."
The purpose of this chapter is to protect the public health, welfare, safety, peace and tranquility by regulating the driving and operation of snowmobiles within the Town of Bethlehem.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
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 within the Town of Bethlehem without having first obtained the consent of the owner of said land for such driving or operation of said snowmobile thereon.
It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate any snowmobile on lands owned by the Town of Bethlehem and used for any purpose without the express consent of the Town Board.
[Amended 2-24-1982]
The driving or operation of any snowmobile on either private or public lands within the Town of Bethlehem within 500 feet of any dwelling or dwelling house between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 7:00 a.m. is hereby forbidden.
Other than as provided in §§ 94-4, 94-5 and 94-6 hereof, snowmobiles may be driven and operated within the Town of Bethlehem in such places and in such manner as is not inconsistent with provisions of the laws of the State of New York.
[Amended 3-23-1988 by L.L. No. 2-1988]
Failure to comply with the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed a violation, and the violator, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both, and each day that a violation is continued shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.