[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of New Paltz 7-27-2000 by L.L. No. 4-2000. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MOTOR-DRIVEN VEHICLE
- Every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported, except devices moved by human power, and shall include snowmobiles, minibikes and other recreational vehicles.
No person shall operate a motor-driven vehicle in or upon any park or public place within the jurisdiction of the Town of New Paltz, except licensed motor vehicles when operated upon a street, road, highway, parking lot or driveway for access to such park or public place.
Specific Rail Trail prohibitions. The use of motor-driven vehicles or of any motorized equipment (other than the use of mechanized or motor-driven wheelchairs or other similar personal conveyance devices by physically impaired persons) on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail is prohibited, including, without limitation, the use of automobiles or other motor vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, motor bikes, snowmobiles or similar contrivances or devices.
Motor-driven vehicles and motorized equipment authorized by Town personnel to perform maintenance activities or emergency vehicles utilized by police, fire, rescue or other like personnel in the performance of their official duties shall be exempt from the provisions of this chapter.
Upon conviction for a violation of this chapter, a person shall be guilty of a violation as defined in Article 10, § 10.00, Subdivision 3, of the Penal Law of the State of New York, which shall be punishable as follows:
For the first offense: by the payment of a fine not to exceed $50.
For a second offense: by the payment of a fine not to exceed $100.
For a third or subsequent offense: by payment of a fine not to exceed $250 or by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.