Town of
Westmoreland
Oneida County, NY
 Laws 

Regulating the operation of motorized vehicles on public lands

Local Law No. 4 of the Year 1999
November 20, 1999
Body:
A local law regulating the operation of motor vehicles, snowmobiles, and all terrain vehicles on sidewalks within the Town of Westmoreland. Be it enacted by the Town Board of the Town of Westmoreland as follows: Section 1. PURPOSE. The purpose of this local law is to protect the public health, welfare, safety, peace and tranquility by regulating the operation of motor vehicles, snowmobiles, and all terrain vehicles within the Town of Westmoreland. Section 2. DEFINATIONS. For the purposes of this local law, the following terms shall have the following meanings. (1)"Motor Vehicle" shall mean any vehicle defined in Vehicle and Traffic Law 125; (2) "Snowmobile" shall mean any vehicle defined in Vehicle and Traffic Law 2221; (3) "All Terrain Vehicle" shall mean any vehicle defined in Vehicle and Traffic Law 2281. Section3. OPERATION ON PUBLIC-OWNED LANDS PROHIBITED. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any motor vehicle, snowmobile or all terrain vehicle upon any sidewalk, easement or any other area dedicated or commonly used for pedestrian traffic located within the Town of Westmoreland. Section 4. EXCEPTIONS. This local law shall not apply to the operation of motor vehicles used in the construction, repair, maintenance or removal of a sidewalk. Section 5. RESPONSIBILITY OF PARENT OR GUARDIAN. It shall be unlawful for the parent, guardian or any person having the care,custody and control of any child under the age of sixteen (16) years to permit such child to operate a motor vehicle, snowmobile or all terrain vehicle in violation of the terms of this local law. Section 6. PENALTIES. Upon conviction a violation of this local law shall be deemed an offense and punishable by a fine not exceeding twenty-five dollars ($25) for the first offense, and fifty dollars ($50.) for each offense thereafter. Section 7. EFFECTIVE DATE. This local law shall take effect immediately.