[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Westville 12-28-2005 by Ord. No. 19-05. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall use or operate or ride on a skateboard upon or in any of the places stated in § 302-3A hereof.
No person shall use or operate or ride on a skateboard in a careless manner without due caution and circumspection or while endangering or in any manner to create a risk or danger to any person or property or in any manner to impede or interfere with pedestrian or vehicular traffic upon or in any of the places stated in § 302-3B hereof.
No person shall place, locate or leave a skateboard ramp in any public roadway (including the entire paved and improved surface thereof, including gutter areas, from curb to curb where curbs exist) or on any public sidewalk in any manner which constitutes a traffic hazard or which endangers or creates a risk to any person or property.
The places referred to in § 302-1A are:
All public and private sidewalks, roadways (including the entire paved and improved surface thereof, including gutter areas, from curb to curb where curbs exist), curbs, parking lots, driveways and courtyards, within the boundaries being Broadway from the boundary of the County of Camden to Duncan Avenue; Delsea Drive (Route 47) from the boundary of the County of Camden to Poplar Avenue, and all contiguous parking lots, driveways, streets, alleys and curbs.
The municipal parking lots at Broadway, Pine Street and Crown Point Road; and all sidewalks, curbs, ramps and courtyards at, around, leading to and/or adjacent to the Westville Public Library; Westville Borough Hall; Westville Borough Offices and Parkview School.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings as indicated:
- Has its usual and common meaning; it includes a single platform mounted on wheels, designed or suitable or in fact used for riding underfoot, or a board with roller-skate wheels or other similar wheels attached to the underside without a mechanism or other device for steering while being used, operated or ridden.
- SKATEBOARD RAMP
- Includes all ramps commonly referred to as such, platforms manufactured or contrived surfaces of any and every pattern or configuration, and other similar devices and things designed for use for riding a skateboard upon or above any area.
A police officer of the Borough who shall observe any person using, operating or riding upon a skateboard in violation of this chapter shall:
Upon the first violation, take possession of the skateboard for a minimum period of 48 hours, after which the skateboard shall be returned to the parent or guardian of a minor violator or, in the case of an adult violator, to the violator himself.
Upon the second violation, take possession of the skateboard for a minimum of 72 hours and issue a summons and complaint to the violator providing for a fine of $25 payable to the Borough Municipal Court in accordance with § 302-7. After said seventy-two-hour period, the skateboard shall be returned to the parent or guardian of a minor violator or, in the case of an adult violator, the violator himself.
With respect to every skateboard ramp on a public street or sidewalk which a police officer observes to be a traffic hazard or to endanger or create a risk to any person or property and in violation of this chapter, if the violator or violators of this chapter can be identified or notified immediately, he, she or they shall be given reasonable opportunity to remove the ramp to a lawful place. If the ramp is not removed within a reasonable time or if the notice cannot immediately be given for any reason, the Borough Department of Public Works shall remove the ramp, and, if unclaimed within seven days thereafter, the ramp shall be deemed abandoned and shall be disposed of in accordance with law and Borough procedures, as appropriate.