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(A) Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
(1) OPERATE. To control the operation of a snowmobile.
(2) OPERATOR. A person who operates or is in actual control of a snowmobile.
(3) SNOWMOBILE. A self-propelled vehicle designed for travel on snow or ice in a natural terrain steered by wheels, skis or runners.
(B) Regulations. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a snowmobile:
(1) On the private property of another without the express permission to do so by the owner or occupant of said property.
(2) On public school grounds, park property, playgrounds and recreational areas without express provision or permission to do so by the proper public authority except with regard to Lake Linden as hereinafter set forth.
(3) 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.
(4) In a careless, reckless, or negligent manner so as to endanger the safety of any person or the property of any other person.
(5) Within or upon any public street or roadway.
(6) When such person is under 12 years of age.
(7) When such person is 16 years of age and under and does not have a valid automobile driver's license, unless such person has attended and successfully completed a certified course on Snowmobile Safety and Operation as provided by the State of Illinois Department of Conservation or the State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, as required by statute in such case made and provided.
(8) On Lake Linden at any time for recreational use only.
(C) Lake Linden. It shall be lawful for any person to operate a snowmobile on Lake Linden for the purposes of gaining access to, crossing and exiting from said Lake only at a speed not to exceed ten miles per hour at any time. Except for the purpose of ingress and egress to Lake Linden, all persons shall operate their snowmobiles at least 75 feet from the shore line and stay clear of non-snowmobilers and skating areas.
(D) Crossing streets and roadways. When it becomes necessary to cross a public street or roadway, the operator shall stop the snowmobile before crossing and shall yield the right-of-way to vehicular traffic.
(E) Equipment required. All snowmobiles operated within the village shall have the following equipment:
(1) Mufflers which are properly attached and which reduce the noise of operation of the vehicle to the minimum noise necessary for operating the vehicle and no person shall use a muffler cutout by-pass or similar device on said vehicle.
(2) Adequate brakes in good working condition and at least one headlight and one tail-light.
(3) A safety or so-called "deadman" throttle in operating condition; a safety or deadman" throttle is defined as a device which when pressure is removed from the accelerator or throttle causes the motor to be disengaged from driving track.
(F) Registration. Any resident of the village who shall operate a snowmobile within the village, shall register with the Village Clerk. Registration shall be on an annual basis running from May 1 to April 30, and the fee for such registration shall be $2, for each year or fraction thereof.
(Ord. 72-0-199, passed 2-14-72; Am. Ord. 72-0-212, passed 11-13-72; Am. Ord. 74-0-249, passed - - ; Am. Ord. 78-0-376, passed 11-27-78)