Town of Madison, ME
Somerset County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Madison 6-13-1994. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and recreation areas — See Chs. 285 and 667.
Skate park — See Ch. 667, Art. II.
This chapter shall be known as the "Madison Skateboarding Ordinance," pursuant to the Home Rule power granted in the Maine Constitution, and 30-A M.R.S.A. § 3001 et seq.
Skateboarding is a dangerous activity when conducted on public ways and places. The purpose of this chapter is to protect the public health and welfare by prohibiting skateboarding in public areas within the municipality.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
DESIGNATED SKATEBOARDING FACILITY
Any public area which is designed and operated for skateboarding, approved and designated as such by the Recreation Committee.
PUBLIC AREAS
Restricted area shall include Main Street, Old Point Avenue, Wesson Avenue, Park Street, South Maple Street, and the parking lots therein unless written permission is obtained.
SKATEBOARD
Single platform mounted on wheels, having no mechanism device with which to power, steer, or control direction of movement while being used, operated or ridden.
No person shall operate or cause to be operated, a skateboard on a public area except:
A. 
In a designated skateboarding facility;
B. 
In a privately owned public parking lot, if owner has given express written permission.
A. 
This chapter may be enforced by any authorized constable or law enforcement officer.
B. 
The Board of Selectmen shall adopt written rules and regulations governing use of skateboards and operation of a skateboarding facility or area.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 667, Parks and Recreation Areas, Art. II, Madison Community Skate and Basketball Park.
A. 
Upon conviction of a violation of this chapter, the penalties shall be as follows:
(1) 
First offense: one written warning.
(2) 
Second offense: $10 fine.
(3) 
Third offense: $25 fine.
(4) 
Fourth offense: $50 fine.
(5) 
Fifth offense: $100 fine.
B. 
All fines collected under this chapter shall accrue to the General Fund of the Town of Madison. In the case of any violator 16 years or younger, parents will be subject to a court summons if fine is not paid. If not paid within 30 days, the offender is subject to court summons, with a fine up to $150.
In the event that a court of competent jurisdiction determines that any provision of this chapter is invalid, the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect.
This chapter shall become effective when adopted by the legislative body of the municipality.