City of Pittston, PA
Luzerne County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Pittston 8-14-1996 by Ord. No. 1996-2. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 349.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 355.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
DESIGNATED AREA
The area bound on the west by the Susquehanna River, on the east by Church Street and Spring Alley, and on the north and south by the City line borders in an area known as the "Central Business District," its surrounding pavement and public streets and the intersecting public streets, their roadways, berms and adjacent sidewalks. This area shall include private lots without the owner's permission.
A. 
"Skateboarding"  is that practice of one or more persons riding, pedaling or otherwise propelling themselves on a single board mounted upon two or more wheels without the benefit of handlebars or other manual control device.
B. 
"Roller-skating" or "roller-blading" is that practice of a person propelling themselves on a shoe or boot designed with wheels.
C. 
These three forms of recreation will hereinafter be referred to as "skateboarding," which shall refer to all three.
A. 
No person shall skateboard, roller-skate or roller-blade within the areas above designated as prohibited.
B. 
Further, it is hereby illegal for anyone to deface the property of another for the purpose of enhancing skateboarding, to include waxing of curbs and sidewalks.
C. 
Also banned from skateboarding is the practice known as "riding the curb" bordering all streets within the City of Pittston.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon summary conviction thereof in a summary proceeding before a Magisterial District Judge of the City of Pittston, be sentenced, for a first offense, to pay a fine of not more than $25, and costs, and/or to be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not exceeding 90 days and shall have the skateboard confiscated at the time of the citation. The skateboard will be held until the disposition of the citation. Upon conviction of a second offense, such persons shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $50, and costs, and/or to be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not exceeding 90 days. Upon conviction of a third and any subsequent offense, such person shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300, and costs, and/or to be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not exceeding 90 days. Each and every day upon which any person shall violate or continue to violate the provisions of this chapter shall constitute a separate offense.