[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of North Hempstead 9-9-2014 by L.L. No. 15-2014. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Sidewalks — See Ch. 48.
This Town Board finds that skateboards, scooters, in-line skates, and other similar devices are used in the Town of North Hempstead.
This Town Board finds that skateboards, scooters, in-line skates, and other similar devices in areas with steep inclines within the Town of North Hempstead pose a public danger to pedestrians, drivers, and the users of these devices.
Therefore, the purpose of this chapter is to protect the public health, welfare, safety, peace and tranquility by regulating the operation of skateboards, scooters, in-line skates and other similar devices in areas with steep inclines within the Town of North Hempstead.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- IN-LINE SKATES
- Boots or shoes with one or more rows of wheels attached to the soles.
- MANUALLY POWERED DEVICE
- Skateboards, scooters, in-line skates or other similar devices, but excluding devices for the assistance of the physically disabled.
- 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.
The prohibitions of this chapter shall apply to streets and sidewalks or designated parts thereof in the Town of North Hempstead as identified from time to time by resolution adopted by the Town Board.
Any person who violates the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation, punishable by a fine not to exceed $250 for the first offense. For each offense thereafter, the fine shall be no more than $500.
Code Enforcement Officers of the Town of North Hempstead, as well as police officers having jurisdiction, shall have the authority to enforce the provisions of this chapter.
If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section, word or part of this chapter is adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder of this chapter but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, section, word or part of this chapter directly involved in the controversy in which judgment is rendered.
This chapter shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.