§ 72.027  REGULATIONS.
   (A)   It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a snowmobile in the city under the following circumstances:
      (1)   On private property of another without the express permission to do so by the owner or occupant of the property;
      (2)   On public school grounds, park property, playgrounds, winter recreational areas, golf courses, cemetery or any other public places, except where posted trails exist, unless the operator has the express permission by the proper public authority;
      (3)   No snowmobile shall be operated on public sidewalks or boulevards. A BOULEVARD is defined as that area of the public roadway lying between the sidewalks and that portion of the right-of- way of any public street or road used for motor vehicle traffic;
      (4)   On the portion of any public road right-of-way used for motor vehicle travel, or on the roadway of a state, trunk, county state aid or county highway, except that a city street may be used only to gain access to and from those areas not restricted by this subchapter. Except where prohibited by state statutes, or other provisions of this subchapter, snowmobiles may also be operated upon the ditch bottom or outside of trunk, county state aid and county highways where the highways lie within the corporate limits of the city; and
      (5)   No snowmobile shall enter any intersection without yielding the right-of-way to any vehicles or pedestrians at the intersection, or so close to the intersection as to constitute an immediate hazard.
   (B)   It is unlawful for any person to operate a snowmobile:
      (1)   At any place, while under the influence of alcohol or of a controlled substance, as defined in or referred to in M.S. § 169A.03, as may be amended from time to time, which statutes are hereby incorporated herein by reference;
      (2)   At a rate of speed greater than ten mph on city streets;
      (3)   In a careless, reckless, or negligent manner or heedlessly in disregard of the rights or safety of others, or in a manner so as to endanger, or be likely to endanger, or cause injury or damage to any person or property;
      (4)   So as to tow any person or thing on a public street or highway except through use of a rigid tow-bar attached to the rear of the snowmobile;
      (5)   Except on posted trails, within 200 feet of:
         (a)   The outer perimeter property line of the platted portion of the city, except that the area may be crossed at an angle of approximately 90 degrees to the outer perimeter property line for the purpose of gaining access to and from those areas not restricted by this subchapter;
         (b)   Established outer property lines of any established residence, except to gain access or egress to those areas not restricted by this subchapter;
         (c)   The established property line of any winter recreation area or church property; and
         (d)   Where the operation would conflict with the use of property or endanger persons or property.
      (6)   In a manner so as to create loud, unnecessary or unusual noise so as to disturb or interfere with the peace and quiet of other persons;
      (7)   Unless the snowmobile has been registered as provided by law; and
      (8)   Without fully complying with the provisions of M.S. §§ 84.81 to 84.915, inclusive, and as they may be amended from time to time, and all rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, and all other state statutes regulating the activities, which statutes and rules and regulations are hereby adopted and made a part hereof.
(Ord. 134, passed 5-14-1996)  Penalty, see § 72.999