[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Montgomery 8-3-2004 by L.L. No. 2-2004. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is hereby declared the policy of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Montgomery to provide for the safety, health and general welfare of the residents of the Village and the users of the streets, sidewalks and public parking areas within the Village from sustaining personal injury or property damage as a result of the use and operation of skateboards within such areas of the Village.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- 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 Village, schools, places of worship and commercial establishments.
- 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.
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.
Any public parking area within the Village of Montgomery, unless verifiable permission to use this property for skateboarding has been given by both the owner and any lessee of said property to the user, operator or rider of said skateboard.
Bandstand Park and immediate adjacent areas located off of Clinton Street.
[Added 9-2-2014 by L.L. No. 2-2014]
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 the first offense, the skateboard will 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 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 Village of Montgomery and destroyed.