[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Fallsburg 4-22-2008 by Ord. No. 1-2008. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is hereby declared the policy of the Town of Fallsburg to provide for the safety, health and general welfare of the residents of the Town and the users of its streets, sidewalks and public parking areas within the Town from sustaining personal injury or property damage as a result of the use and operation of skateboards within such areas of the Town.
PUBLIC PARKING AREA — A lot or part thereof used for the parking of motor vehicles by the general public, including but not limited to, parking areas owned by the Town, schools, places of worship and commercial establishments.
- Any Town sidewalk.
- A single platform which is mounted on wheels, having no mechanism or other device with which to steer or control the direction of movement thereof while being used, operated, or ridden.
- Any state, county, Town or village road and adjacent sidewalks.
No person shall use, operate or ride upon any skateboard in, on or upon any of the streets listed herein, including any sidewalks adjacent thereto at any time.
The parent or legal guardian of any minor child shall not authorize or knowingly permit any such child to violate any of the provisions of this chapter.
Any police officer who shall observe any person using, operating or riding upon a skateboard in violation of this chapter shall take possession of and impound said skateboard and shall issue a dated, written notice of such violation to the person, if over 18 years of age, and to the person and his or her parent or legal guardian, if under 18 years of age, together with a copy of this chapter, at the police station.
In the case of a first offense, the skateboard shall be returned to the rider at the police station upon appearance of the rider if the rider is age 18 or older or, if the person is under age 18, upon appearance of the rider and his parent or legal guardian.
In the case of a second offense, the skateboard shall be taken from the rider and impounded and not returned to him or her for 15 days upon appearance at the police station as aforesaid.
In the case of a third offense, the skateboard shall be taken from the rider, forfeited to the Town of Fallsburg and destroyed.
In the case of a fourth or subsequent offense, the skateboard shall be taken from the rider, forfeited to the Town of Fallsburg and destroyed, and the Court shall have the discretion to fine the rider in an amount from $50 to $250 and if the rider is under 18 years of age, to fine the rider's parents or guardian an amount, in said range, in lieu of fining the rider.