Section I AUTHORITY. Under authority granted in 24 V.S.A. Chapter 59, 24 V.S.A. 3210 and 3510, the Select Board of the Town of Sheffield hereby adopts the following ordinance regulating the manner and location of operation of snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle within the town.
Section II PURPOSE. The purpose of this ordinance is to protect the health and safety of operators of snowmobile and all-terrain vehicles and of the residents of the Town to protect the animals, property and environment of the Town.
B. “All-terrain vehicle, or “ATV”, means any non-highway recreational vehicle, with at least four rubber tires, excluding snowmobiles and dirt bikes, when used for cross-country travel on trails or on any one of the following or a combination thereof: water, snow, ice, marsh, swampland and natural terrain.
C. “Operate” shall include any attempt to operate and shall be construed to cover all matters and things connected with the presence and use of all-terrain vehicle whether they are in motion or at rest.
F. Speed limits for snowmobiles and ATV’s while operating on town highways will be a maximum of 25 MPH and all snowmobiles and ATV’s must be in single file, follow all traffic rules and control devices that apply to the Town Highway.
This ordinance shall become effective immediately after its adoption by the Sheffield Select Board. If a petition is filed under 24 V.S.A. 1973, that statute shall govern the taking effect of this ordinance.
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