[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Stafford 4-6-1993 by Ord. No. 93-17. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The short title of this chapter shall be the "Skateboarding Ordinance" and this chapter shall be hereinafter cited and referred to for the purpose of amendment or otherwise by said title.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENT(S)
- Include but are not to be limited to a place or group of places open to the general public where commodities and services are exchanged, bought or sold, including but not limited to a store, shopping center, mall or professional complex, as well as the surrounding area designated for vehicle or pedestrian traffic.
- A shoe with a narrow row of wheels attached to its sole, used to glide or move along a smooth, flat surface.
- ROLLER SKATE
- A shoe or metal frame with a pair of small wheels attached near the toe and another pair at the heel, used to glide or move along a smooth, flat surface.
- A low narrow foot board with a wheel or wheels at each end and a raised handlebar for steering.
- To ride or coast, usually in a standing position, on a short oblong board with a pair of small wheels at each end.
Except as a means of transportation to and from a commercial establishment, no person shall operate a skateboard or otherwise engage in activities collectively known as "skateboarding" or operate or cause to be operated any human-powered locomotion device on commercial establishment(s) or surrounding area designated for vehicle or pedestrian traffic without the prior written consent of the owner or his agent. Such human-powered devices for locomotion shall include but not be limited to: roller skates, skateboards, rollerblades, scooters or bicycles.
The prohibition of § 177-3 above shall be unenforceable unless a sign which clearly indicates said prohibition and the penalty for violation of this chapter has been prominently posted by the owner of the commercial establishment(s).
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000, by imprisonment not to exceed 90 days or by community service of not more than 90 days or any combination of fine, imprisonment and community service, as determined in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.
The violation of any provision of this chapter shall be subject to abatement summarily by a restraining order or injunction issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.