City of Truesdale, MO
Warren County
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Section 376.010 Purpose.

[Ord. No. 660 §1, 9-12-2012]
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 activities in public areas within the City limits of Truesdale, but allowing skateboarding in designated areas.

Section 376.020 Definitions.

[Ord. No. 660 §2, 9-12-2012]
As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
DESIGNATED SKATEBOARDING FACILITY
Any public area which is designated and operated for skateboarding, and has been approved and designated as such by the City of Truesdale.
IN-LINE SKATES (ROLLER BLADES)
Will be allowed on designated skateboarding facilities, if applicable, and must follow all rules and regulations that govern skateboarding.
PUBLIC AREA
For purposes of this Chapter, includes all roads, streets, avenues, lanes, alleys, municipally owned parking lots, public easements, paths and sidewalks. Public area also includes privately owned parking lots which are open to the public (whether free or for charge) for parking, such as school parking lots or business parking lots. This term does not include privately owned roads, driveways and areas not open to the general public.
SKATEBOARD
A single platform which is mounted on wheels, having no mechanism or other device with which to power, steer or control the direction of movement thereof while being used, operated or ridden.

Section 376.030 Use in Public Areas Prohibited.

[Ord. No. 660 §3, 9-12-2012]
A. 
No person shall operate or cause to be operated a skateboard on any public or private area in the City of Truesdale, except as follows:
1. 
It is not a violation of this Chapter to operate a skateboard in a designated skateboarding facility/area.
2. 
It is not a violation of this Chapter to operate a skateboard in a privately owned parking lot open to the public, if the owner of said lot has given express written permission for that activity.
3. 
It is not a violation of this Chapter to operate a skateboard on privately owned land where written permission has been given, or the operator is a family member of the land owner.

Section 376.040 Penalties.

[Ord. No. 660 §4, 9-12-2012]
A. 
Upon conviction of a violation of this Chapter, the penalties shall be as follows:
1. 
A fine of one dollar ($1.00) up to five hundred dollars ($500.00) and/or a jail sentence of one (1) day up to six (6) months.

Section 376.050 Seizure and Forfeiture.

[Ord. No. 660 §5, 9-12-2012]
Whenever a Law Enforcement Officer has probable cause to believe that a skateboard was used or is intended to be used in violation of this Chapter, such skateboard is subject to seizure and forfeiture. In the event of seizure pursuant to this Chapter, forfeiture shall be deemed complete unless the owner requests a hearing before the Municipal Judge within thirty (30) days. At such hearing the forfeiture shall be ordered upon the officer's showing of probable cause as provided herein.