[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Cobleskill 8-15-2005 by L.L. No. 6-2005. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to protect the public health, welfare, safety, peace and tranquility by regulating the operation of skateboards, scooters, skates and in-line skates in heavily trafficked areas within the Village of Cobleskill.
This chapter shall hereafter be known and cited as the "Village of Cobleskill Skate Device Safety Law."
For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:
- A skateboard that also includes a vertical bar and handlebar used for steering purposes.
- A board of wood, plastic, metal or fiberglass or similar material with roller skates or other type of wheels attached and used for gliding or moving on any hard surface.
- SKATES and IN-LINE SKATES
- Boots or shoes with one or more rows of wheels attached to the soles.
In general, no person shall use or operate a skateboard, scooter, in-line skates or roller skates upon the following public streets, sidewalks, and curbs; and upon railings, steps, and ramps upon such streets:
[Amended 9-18-2007 by L.L. No. 11-2007]
No person shall use or operate any skate device as defined in this chapter in parking lots or other public path or property within the Village of Cobleskill. However, provision has been made for skateboard or other skate device activities at the Village of Cobleskill's facility at Teen Town in Golding Park only.
All New York State vehicle and traffic laws related to skateboard operation shall be enforced.
It shall be unlawful for the parent, guardian or any person having the care, custody and control of any minor child to authorize or to knowingly permit such child to operate a skateboard, scooter, skates or in-line skates in violation of the terms of this chapter.
No person shall stand, park or otherwise place in a position of temporary storage a skateboard upon a public highway, street or sidewalk or against any building abutting a public sidewalk in such a manner that shall obstruct or render injury to a pedestrian or interfere with vehicular traffic.
Any person who violates the provisions of this chapter shall pay a civil fine not to exceed $50.