Chapter Number 73 Snowmobiles

CHAPTER 73: SNOWMOBILES

Section

73.01 Minnesota Statutes adopted by reference

73.02 Areas of permitted operation

73.03 Operation restrictions

73.04 Age of operators

73.05 Speed restrictions

73.06 Hours of operation

73.07 Required equipment

� 73.01 MINNESOTA STATUTES ADOPTED BY REFERENCE.

M.S. � 84.873, as it may be amended from time to time, is adopted by the city. Every provision contained in such section is adopted and made part of this chapter by reference as if fully set forth herein. Street or highway shall be defined as in M.S. � 169.01, Subd. 29, as it may be amended from time to time.

(Prior Code, � 58.08)

� 73.02 AREAS OF PERMITTED OPERATION.

Snowmobiles will be operated only upon streets, highways, alleys and other rights-of-way within the city limits.

(Prior Code, � 58.01)

� 73.03 OPERATION RESTRICTIONS.

It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a snowmobile under the following circumstances:

(A) On private property of another without the express permission to do so by the owner or occupant of said property;

(B) On public school ground, park property, play grounds, recreational areas and golf courses without express permission to do so by the proper public authority;

(C) In a manner so as to create loud unnecessary or unusual noise as to disturb or interfere with the peace and quiet of other persons.

(Prior Code, � 58.02) Penalty, see � 10.99

� 73.04 AGE OF OPERATORS.

(A) No person under the age of 14 years shall operate a snowmobile on any public street, highway, alley, right-of-way or other public grounds within the limits of the city.

(Prior Code, � 58.03)

(B) No person over 14 years of age, but under 18 years of age, shall operate a snowmobile on any public street, highway, alley, right-of-way or other public grounds within the limits of the city unless he or she has in his or her immediate possession a valid snowmobile safety certificate issued by the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

(Prior Code, � 58.04) Penalty, see � 10.99

� 73.05 SPEED RESTRICTIONS.

No snowmobile shall be operated in an excess of 15 miles per hour within the platted areas within the city.

(Prior Code, � 58.05)

� 73.06 HOURS OF OPERATION.

No snowmobile shall be used by any person of any age within the platted areas located within the city limits between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m., unless a direct access either to or from a destination.

(Prior Code, � 58.06)

� 73.07 REQUIRED EQUIPMENT.

(A) All snowmobiles shall be equipped at all times with a muffler in good working order which blends the exhaust noise into the overall snowmobile noise and is in constant operation to prevent excessive or unusual noise. The exhaust system shall not emit or produce a sharp popping or cracking sound. This section does not apply to organized races or similar competitive events held on:

(1) Private lands with the permission of the owner, lessee or the custodian of the land; and

(2) Public lands and water under the jurisdiction of the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, with the Commissioners permission; and

(3) Other public lands with the consent of the agency owning the land.

(B) No such races or similar competitive events shall be held within the platted limits line within the city limits.

(Prior Code, � 58.07)