Township of Toms River, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Township Council of the Township of Toms River 12-9-2008 by Ord. No. 4168-08.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Municipal bathing beaches, swim clubs and swimming pools — See Ch. 175.
Municipal parks — See Ch. 383.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance repealed former Ch. 430, Skateboards, Sporting Activities and Hobbyists, adopted 6-14-1989 by Ord. No. 2658-89, as amended.

§ 430-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
HOBBYIST ACTIVITIES
Any recreational activity pertaining to or encompassing a hobby, including but not limited to model car racing, model plane flying, etc.
QUASI-PUBLIC PROPERTY
Property which, although privately owned, is opened to public use. Examples of quasi-public property are shopping center parking lots, indoor shopping malls, etc.
SKATEBOARD
A single platform which is mounted on wheels, having no mechanism or other device with which to steer or control the direction of movement thereof while being used, operated or ridden.
SPORTING ACTIVITIES
Any team or individual sports, including but not limited to baseball, football, street hockey, handball, shuffleboard, Frisbee throwing, etc.

§ 430-2 Use prohibited at Municipal Complex and Parking Garage; confiscation of equipment.

A. 
No person shall use, operate or ride upon any skateboard or participate in any hobbyist activity on the grounds surrounding the Toms River Township Municipal Complex or in the Municipal Parking Garage located adjacent to the Municipal Complex at 33 Washington Street.
B. 
In the event that an individual violates the above subsection, said skateboard or hobbyist equipment shall be confiscated and held by the Toms River Township Police Department for a period of seven days.

§ 430-3 Penalties for violation of § 430-2.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of § 430-2 shall be subject to the following penalties:
A. 
First offenders shall have their skateboards or hobbyist equipment confiscated for a period of seven days as stated in § 430-2B. If the first offender is under the age of 18, said skateboard or hobbyist equipment will be returned to his or her parent or legal guardian only.
B. 
In addition to the confiscation of skateboards or hobbyist equipment as stated in § 430-2B, subsequent offenders under the age of 18 years of age who violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to discipline by the authority having jurisdiction over juvenile matters.
C. 
In addition to the confiscation of skateboards or hobbyist equipment as stated in § 430-2B, subsequent offenders 18 years of age or older who violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subjected to a fine not exceeding $100 in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge before whom such person may be convicted.

§ 430-4 Sporting activities at Municipal Complex and Parking Garage.

No person shall participate in sporting activities on the grounds surrounding the Toms River Township Municipal Complex or in the Municipal Parking Garage located adjacent to the Municipal Complex at 33 Washington Street.

§ 430-5 Penalties for violation of § 430-4.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of § 430-4 shall be subject to the following penalties:
A. 
Offenders under the age of 18 years of age who violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to discipline by the authority having jurisdiction over juvenile matters.
B. 
Offenders over the age of 18 years of age who violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subjected to a fine not exceeding $100 in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge before whom such person may be convicted.

§ 430-6 Use of skateboards prohibited without consent.

No person shall use, operate or ride upon any skateboard on any private or quasi-public property other than his or her own property without the express, prior written consent of the owner and the occupant of said property.

§ 430-7 Penalties for violation of § 430-6; confiscation of equipment.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of § 430-6 shall be subject to the following penalties:
A. 
First offenders shall have their skateboards confiscated for a period of seven days. If the first offender is under the age of 18, said skateboard will be returned to his or her parent or legal guardian only.
B. 
In addition to the confiscation of skateboards as stated in § 430-7A, subsequent offenders under the age of 18 years of age who violate § 430-6 shall be subject to discipline by the authority having jurisdiction over juvenile matters.
C. 
In addition to the confiscation of skateboards as stated in § 430-7A, subsequent offenders 18 years of age or older who violate § 430-6 shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $100 in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge before whom such person may be convicted.