[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Chittenango 6-24-2003 by L.L. No. 3-2003. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- BUSINESS DISTRICTS
- Those areas designated as "general business" and "special business" districts by the Village of Chittenango on the Zoning Map of the Village established pursuant to § 148-11 of the Village Code.
- PUBLIC LANDS
- All lands owned by the State of New York and/or its political subdivisions and all lands constituting open streets and walkways used by the public and for which the State of New York and/or its political subdivisions have a recorded right-of-way, regardless of whether such streets or walkways are improved with concrete or asphalt.
- REFLECTIVE CLOTHING
- Any shirt, vest, or jacket or any other readily visible item of apparel equipped with a light-reflective surface.
- A board of wood, plastic, fiberglass or similar material upon which wheels are attached and used for gliding or moving on any hard surfaces, without a mechanism or other device with which to steer or change direction while the same is used, operated or ridden.
It shall be unlawful to operate skateboards in any manner upon any public streets (including the entire paved and improved surfaces thereof, including gutter areas, from curb to curb, where curbs exist), parking lots, sidewalks, or any public lands in the business districts of the Village of Chittenango, except those lands specifically designated by the Village as areas upon which skateboards maybe legally operated, and then only in accordance with the rules published therefor.
No parent or guardian shall authorize or knowingly permit his/her child or ward, if under the age of 16 years, to operate a skateboard in violation of any provision of this chapter.
No person shall use or operate a skateboard in a zoning district other than a business district, upon any streets (including the entire paved surface and improved surfaces thereof, including gutter areas, from curb to curb, where curbs exist), public parking lots, sidewalks or on any public places within the Village of Chittenango, in the following manners:
No person shall operate a skateboard at night time, unless he or she is wearing reflective clothing, which shall be visible from a distance not less than 50 feet and up to a maximum of 300 feet from the front, side and rear when directly in front of the lawful beams of headlights on a motor vehicle.
Every person operating a skateboard in zoning districts other than business districts shall operate the same in strict observance of Article 34 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law relating to the operation of bicycles and play vehicles, except as to those provisions which by their nature have no application to skateboards.
The operator of a skateboard emerging from an alley, driveway, or building shall, upon approaching the sidewalk, yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians on said sidewalk.
Whenever any person shall operate a skateboard upon a sidewalk, such person shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give an audible signal before overtaking and/or passing such pedestrian.
Any skateboarder found violating this chapter, shall have the skateboard being used immediately impounded and:
In the case of a first offense, after 24 hours from such impoundment, the skateboard will be returned to the rider at the Village of Chittenango Police Department upon appearance of the rider, if the rider is 18 years of age or older, or upon appearance by the rider accompanied by his/her parent or guardian, if the rider shall be under age 18 years of age; and
In the case of a second offense, within 18 months, the skateboard shall be impounded and not returned to the skateboarder for 15 days, upon appearance of the appropriate person(s) at the Village of Chittenango Police Department as aforesaid; and
In the case of a third offense, within 18 months, the skateboard shall be impounded and not returned to the skateboarder for a period of one year from the date of the violation, and then only upon appearance at the Village of Chittenango Police Department by the appropriate person(s) as set forth above. If the skateboard is not claimed at the Police Department after 1 1/2 years from the date of the offense for which the skateboard has been impounded, the police may dispose of it in accordance of the provisions for disposing property under the New York State Personal Property Law as lost and found property.