ORDINANCE OF THE Board of Selectmen for the Town of Goffstown
The Board of Selectmen for the Town of Goffstown ordain as follows
TITLE: This ordinance shall be known and may be cited as the Laurel Street Speed Limit ordinance of the Town of Goffstown.
AUTHORITY: RSA 265:63, Alteration of Limits, 41:14-b Adoption and Amendment of Town Codes and Ordinances
DECLARATION OF PURPOSE: To ensure safe passage of vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists and other users along the entire length of Laurel Street in said Goffstown, the speed limit thereon shall be a maximum of twenty-five (25) miles per hour at all times, unless specifically excluded below.
ENFORCING AUTHORITY: The Goffstown Police Department
PENALTIES: Unless otherwise stated, any person or unnatural person within the meaning of the Criminal Code, who violates an ordinance shall be guilty of a violation. Pursuant to RSA 502-A:11-a, the District Court shall have jurisdiction of the prosecution of any violation of the Town of Goffstown Ordinances. All fines collected shall be for the use of the Town. The Town may enforce to the maximum penalty allowed by law for violation-level offenses. The enforcement authority may issue a summons and complaint along with a notice of fine pursuant to the procedures for pleas by mail set out in RSA 502-A:19-b. Fines shall not exceed $1,000.00 per offense
WAIVERS: The Board of Selectmen retains the authority to waive any or all provisions of this ordinance for emergencies, by doing so at a duly noted meeting.
EXCLUSIONS: These requirements shall not apply where State Law governs such matters. There is also an express exclusion for emergency vehicles of any public entity providing emergency response and responding to an emergency at the time, and in the case of ambulance or rescue services providing emergency transport from/through the area to a medical facility.