[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Maple Shade 11-25-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-10.]
The short title of this chapter shall be the "Skateboarding Ordinance" and this chapter shall be hereinafter cited and referred to for the purpose of amendment or otherwise by said title.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENT(S)
- Shall include, but not be limited to, a place or group of places open to the general public where commodities and services are exchanged, bought or sold, including, but not limited to a store, shopping center, mall or professional complex, as well as the surrounding area designated for vehicle or pedestrian traffic.
- Includes a single platform mounted on wheels designed or in fact used for riding underfoot, or a board with rollerskate wheels or other similar wheels attached to the underside, without a mechanism or other device for steering white being used, operated or ridden.
- SKATEBOARD RAMPS
- Includes all ramps commonly referred to as such, platforms manufactured or contrived surfaces of any and every pattern or configuration and other similar devices and things designed for use for riding a skateboard upon or above any area.
No person shall use or operate or ride on a skateboard upon or in any of the places stated in § 166-4A hereof.
No person shalt use or operate or ride on a skateboard upon or in any of the places stated in § 166-4B hereof:
No person shall place, locate or leave a skateboard ramp in any public roadway (including the entire paved and improved surface thereof, including gutter areas, from curb to curb, where curbs exist) or on any public sidewalk in any manner which constitutes a traffic hazard or which endangers or creates a risk to any person or property.
Except as a means of transportation to and from a commercial establishment, no person shall operate a skateboard or otherwise engage in activities collectively known as "skateboarding" on a commercial establishment(s) or surrounding area, designated for vehicle or pedestrian traffic, without the prior consent of the owner or his agent.
Post of sign. The prohibition of this § 166-3C above shall be unenforceable unless a sign, which clearly indicates said prohibition and the penalty for violation of this chapter has been prominently posted by the owner of the commercial establishment(s).
The places referred to in § 166-3A are:
All public and private sidewalks, roadways (including the entire paved and improved surface thereof, including gutter areas, from curb to curb, where curbs exist), curbs, parking lots, driveways and courtyards within the boundaries shown in Schedule A annexed hereto, being that portion of East and West Main Street between Fellowship Road and Coles Avenue, North Forklanding Road from Main Street to Theodore Avenue, South Forklanding Road from Main Street to Helen Avenue, South Maple Avenue from Main Street to Gradwell Avenue, North Maple Avenue from Main Street to Theodore Avenue, South Spruce Avenue from Main Street to Gradwell Avenue and South Fellowship to South Chestnut Avenue.
Editor's Note: Said schedule is on file in the Township offices.
All municipal parking lots, the Gazebo and War Memorial Monument areas.
A police officer of the Township who shall observe any person using, operating or riding upon a skateboard in violation of this chapter shall:
Upon the first violation, take possession of the skateboard for a minimum period of 48 hours, after which the skateboard shall be returned to the parent or guardian of a minor violator or, in the case of an adult violator, to the violator himself.
Upon the second violation, take possession of the skateboard for a minimum of 72 hours and issue a summons and complaint to the violator providing for a fine of $25, payable to the Township Municipal Court in accordance with Subsection B of this section. After said seventy-two hour period, the skateboard shall be returned to the parent or guardian of a minor violator or, in the case of an adult, to the violator himself.
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction be subject to:
A fine, the amount of which shall be within the discretion of and shall be fixed by the Municipal Court, or other court or judicial officer having appropriate jurisdiction, but which shall in no case be greater in amount than that permitted by N.J.S.A. 40:49-5, as amended and supplemented, and other applicable law;
A period of community service, with the meaning and limits of and as referred to in N.J.S.A. 40:49-5, as amended and supplemented, and other applicable law;
Both such a fine and such a period of community service.