Borough of Collingswood, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Collingswood 10-16-1989 as Ord. No. 952. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 265.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 293.
A. 
No person shall use or operate or ride on a skateboard upon or in any of the places stated in § 255-3A hereof.
B. 
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 § 255-3B 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.
A. 
The places referred to in § 255-1A are:
(1) 
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 Haddon Avenue from the boundary of the City of Camden to the boundary of Haddon Township; Collings Avenue from White Horse Pike to Richey Avenue; and the White Horse Pike, from the Collingswood Circle to the boundary of the Borough of Oaklyn; Ferry Avenue, from Haddon Avenue to the boundary of the City of Camden; and the portions of all real property lots abutting and/or adjoining said streets.
(2) 
The municipal parking lots at Collings Avenue and behind Haddon Avenue; the borough garage; the public works facilities adjacent to Atlantic Avenue; and all sidewalks, curbs, ramps and courtyards at, around, leading to and/or adjacent to the Collingswood Public Library; Collingswood Borough Hall; and all Collingswood public schools.
B. 
The places referred to in § 255-1B are all public roadways situate in the Borough of Collingswood.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
SKATEBOARD
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 rollerskate 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:
A. 
Upon the first violation, take possession of the skateboard for a minimum period of forty-eight (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.
B. 
Upon the second violation, take possession of the skateboard for a minimum of seventy-two (72) hours and issue a summons and complaint to the violator providing for a fine of twenty-five dollars ($25.) payable to the Borough Municipal Court in accordance with § 255-6. 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, to the violator himself.
C. 
Upon a third violation and upon each subsequent violation, issue a summons and complaint to the violator, returnable before the Borough Municipal Court, which shall treat and dispose of such complaint in accordance with § 255-6.
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine, the amount of which shall be within the discretion of and shall be fixed by the Municipal Court or other court or judicial officer having appropriate jurisdiction but which shall in no case be greater in amount than that permitted by N.J.S.A. 40:49-5, as amended and supplemented, and other applicable law or a period of imprisonment and/or community service within the meaning and limits of and as referred to in N.J.S.A. 40:49-5, as amended and supplemented, and other applicable law, or any combination of such fine, period of imprisonment or period of community service.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Chapter 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
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 and notified immediately, he, she or they shall be given reasonable opportunity to remove the ramp to a lawful place. If the ramp is not so removed within a reasonable time or if the notice cannot be immediately given for any reason, the Borough Department of Public Works shall remove the ramp; and if unclaimed within seven (7) days thereafter, the ramp shall be deemed abandoned and shall be disposed of in accordance with law and borough procedures as appropriate.