[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Flower Hill 3-2-2015 by L.L. No. 1-2015. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Village Board finds that skateboards and other similar devices are used in the Village.
The Village Board finds that a particular type of skateboard known as a "longboard" used in certain areas within the Village including areas with steep inclines poses a public danger to pedestrians, drivers, and users of these devices.
The purpose of this section is thus to protect the public health, safety welfare, peace and tranquility by regulating the operation of longboards in areas with steep inclines, or in such other areas of the Village as the Board of Trustees from time to time may determine to be potentially dangerous.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A specific type of skateboard being 31 inches or greater in length.
- 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.
No person shall operate a longboard in such areas of the Village as the Board of Trustees may determine by resolution, premised upon a finding by the Board of Trustees that the use of longboards in such designated areas would pose a potential danger to pedestrians, drivers and users of the longboard or create a strong negative impact on the peace and tranquility of the surrounding neighborhood. The Board of Trustees may amend the resolution from time to time as it deems necessary to add or remove designated areas or to impose such additional restrictions on the use of longboards in conjunction with further findings of the same nature.
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 Village as well as police officers shall have the authority to enforce this section and chapter.