Sec. 8-2-30.   Snowmobile use restrictions.
   (a)   Location.
      (1)   The use of snowmobiles within the City shall not be allowed, except as follows:
         a.   Along Fifth Street, Third Street, Wall Street, Loma Avenue and Capitol Avenue as a means of entering and exiting the City limits. Travel on the above streets for any other purpose shall be illegal. All routes from residences to the above exit streets shall be the most direct route.
         b.   During emergencies as declared by the Mayor or, in his or her absence, the Chief of Police or Fire Chief, snowmobiles may be used for the purposes designated by the Mayor, Chief of Police or Fire Chief.
      (2)   In addition to the above, a snowmobile may be operated on streets and highways under the jurisdiction of the City only when such operation is authorized by special ordinance or addition to this Code and appropriate notice is given thereof, and then only in the manner and on such streets prescribed by such ordinance consistent with the provisions of state law.
   (b)   Speed. The maximum speed of snowmobiles within the City limits shall be fifteen (15) miles per hour.
   (c)   Right-of-way. Snowmobiles shall yield to all other street vehicles, all of which shall have the right-of-way.
   (d)   Masts. All snowmobiles operating within the City limits shall have a five-foot mast attached to the snowmobile in a vertical position, with thirty (30) square inches of fluorescent flagging at the highest point of such mast.
   (e)   Hours. Snowmobiles shall not be operated within the City except during daylight hours, without first obtaining permission from the Chief of Police.
   (f)   Rallies. No rallies shall be held within the City without first obtaining written permission from the Chief of Police.
   (g)   Penalty. Violations of any provision of this Section shall be misdemeanors and punishable by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00).
(Ord. 185 §15-2-33, 1972; Ord. 347 §1, 2008)