City of Deer River Municipal Ordinances
ORDINANCE NO: _______XVII__________
CITY OF DEER RIVER
WHEREAS, pursuant to Minnesota Statute §84.928 Subd. 1(k), the city council possesses the power to enact an ordinance allowing and regulating the use of special vehicles on city streets and rights of way, and
WHEREAS, the City Council has determined it to be in the best interests of the citizens of the city to allow the use of special vehicles upon the public rights of way under the jurisdiction of the City under certain terms and conditions;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Deer River hereby ordains the following ordinance relating to the use of special vehicles within the City of Deer River:
PURPOSE AND INTENT. The purpose of this chapter is to provide reasonable regulations for the use of recreational motor vehicles on public and private property in the city. This chapter is not intended to allow what the Minnesota Statutes prohibit nor to prohibit what the Minnesota Statutes expressly allow and is intended to ensure the public safety and prevent a public nuisance.
DEFINITIONS. For the purpose of this chapter, the following definition shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE. Any all-terrain vehicle as defined by M.S. § 84.92, as it may be amended from time to time.
RECREATIONAL MOTOR VEHICLE. Any self-propelled vehicle and any vehicle propelled or drawn by a self-propelled vehicle used for recreational purposes including, but not limited to trail bike, off-highway motorcycle, as defined by M.S. § 84.787, Subd. 7, as it may be amended from time to time, or other all-terrain vehicle as defined by M.S. § 84.92, Subd. 8, as it may be amended from time to time, motorized go-carts, hovercraft or motor vehicle licensed for highway operation which is being used for off-road recreational purposes, but not including golf carts, personal electric mobility devices, motorized foot scooters, neighborhood electric vehicles or medium speed electric vehicle and mini-trucks.
OPERATION REQUIREMENTS. It is unlawful for any person to operate a recreational motor vehicle:
⦁ On private property of another without specific written permission of the owner