§ 73.03  OPERATION.
   Snowmobiles, Class 1 and Class 2 ATVs or other recreational vehicles may be driven within the city limits with a valid permit, excluding the following prohibited streets and roadways.
   (A)   Operation prohibited.
      (1)   All operation of snowmobiles, Class 1 ATVs or other recreational vehicles are prohibited on the following streets or roadways:
         (a)   All of Nokomis Street, also known as Highway 27;
         (b)   All of Main Street west of the intersection with First Avenue East;
         (c)   All of Second Street West and Central Avenue between Nokomis and Lake Street; and
         (d)   All of First Avenue East, Lake Street from the west edge of the intersection of Central Avenue to the east city limits.
      (2)   All operations of motorized golf carts and Class 2 ATVs or other recreational vehicles are prohibited on the following streets or roadways:
         (a)   All of Nokomis Street, also known as Highway 27;
         (b)   All of Main Street between First Avenue East and First Avenue West;
         (c)   All of Central Avenue between Nokomis Street and Main Street.
   (B)   Public roads.
      (1)   Except as outlined in division (A) above, snowmobiles and all terrain vehicles or other recreational vehicles may be operated on the portion of any right-of-way of any public highway, street, road, trail or alley used for motorized vehicle traffic, so long as the snowmobile, all terrain vehicle or recreational vehicle travels on the most right-hand portion of the lane of travel, except in passing, which is used for vehicle traffic in the same direction.
      (2)   No operation on public roads may occur on freeways, interstate highways, trunk highways, county state aid highways.
      (3)   A person may operate a snowmobile or other recreational vehicle upon the ditch bottom or outside of trunk, county state aid and county highways where the highways are so configured within the corporation city limits.
   (C)   Sidewalks. Snowmobiles, all terrain vehicles or other recreational vehicles may not be operated on public sidewalks provided for pedestrian travel.
   (D)   Boulevards.  No snowmobile, all terrain vehicle or other recreational vehicle may be operated on a boulevard within any public right-of-way.
   (E)   Private property. No snowmobile, all terrain vehicle or other recreational vehicle may be operated on private property of another without specific permission of the owner or the person in control of the property.
   (F)   Public property. No snowmobile, all terrain vehicle or other recreational vehicle may be operated on any other public property, including parks and recreational areas, except as the city code may specifically permit.
   (G)   Alcohol and drugs.
      (1)   No person shall operate a snowmobile, all terrain vehicle or other recreational vehicle within the city limits, whether on public or private property, while under the influence of alcohol or drugs as defined by M.S. §§ 169A.20 and 84.91, as they may be amended from time to time.
      (2)   These statutes are incorporated by reference herein.
   (H)   Speed.
      (1)   No person shall operate a snowmobile or other recreational vehicle at a rate of speed greater than reasonable and proper under all surrounding circumstances.
      (2)   No person shall operate a snowmobile or recreational vehicle on public roadways at speeds greater than 20 mph.
   (I)   Recklessness. No person shall operate a snowmobile or other recreational vehicle at any place 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.
   (J)   Towing. No person shall operate a snowmobile or other recreational vehicle 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 vehicle.
   (K)   Operation near people. No person shall operate a snowmobile or other recreational vehicle within 100 feet of any fisherman, pedestrian, skating rink or sliding area where the operation would conflict with use or endanger other person or property.
   (L)   Exceptions. Nothing herein shall be construed to prevent the owner of a snowmobile, all terrain vehicle or other recreational vehicle who lives in an area where operation is restricted from using the street for access to streets where operation is allowed so long as the operation is designed to obtain access to or direct return from the unrestricted areas.
   (M)   Other operations. All other operations of snowmobiles, all terrain vehicles and other recreational vehicles must comply with the other requirements of this chapter and other state statutes.
(Am. Ord. 54, passed 12-2-2002; Am. Ord. 86, passed 8-6-2012)  Penalty, see § 10.99