Township of East Cocalico, PA
Lancaster County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of East Cocalico 11-1-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-06. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 206.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PUBLIC STREET
The entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any portion thereof is open to the use of the public for vehicular traffic including, but not limited to, streets, alleys, roads, boulevards, etc.
ROLLER SKATE; STREET SKATE
A device having multiple sets of wheels affixed to shoes and used to glide over hard surfaces by an individual.
SCOOTER
A vehicle consisting of a narrow board mounted on two wheels tandem, and guided by a handle attached to the front wheel. The individual stands with one foot on the board and pushes the device with the other foot.
SKATEBOARD
A device consisting of a flat surface constructed of wood, metal, plastic, fiberglass, or similar material with two or more wheels affixed to the underside and which is used by a person for coasting and guided by the distribution of weight of the user.
TOWNSHIP
The Township of East Cocalico Township, County of Lancaster and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
It shall be unlawful for any person to use skateboards, roller skates, street skates, or scooters on any public street within the Township.
It shall be the duty of the police officers of East Cocalico Township to enforce the regulations and prohibitions contained in this chapter.
Skateboards, roller skates, street skates, and scooters may be operated upon sidewalks within the Township between 8:00 a.m. and sunset provided that the person operating the skateboard, roller skates, street skates, or scooter shall do so in a safe and responsible manner and shall always yield the right-of-way to pedestrians. It shall be unlawful for any person to use any skateboard, roller skates, street skates, or scooter on any sidewalk in a reckless manner.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be subject to the following penalties:
A. 
First offense: The skateboard, roller skates, street skates, or scooter shall be impounded by the Police Department of the Township for a period not exceeding 15 days.
B. 
Second and subsequent offenses: The skateboard, roller skates, street skates, or scooter shall be impounded by the Police Department of the Township for a period not to exceed 30 days and/or the user shall, upon being found liable therefor in a civil enforcement proceeding commenced by the Township before a Magisterial District Judge, pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $600, plus all court costs, including reasonable attorney's fees, incurred by the Township in the enforcement of this chapter. No judgment shall be imposed until the date of the determination of the violation by the Magisterial District Judge. If the defendant neither pays nor timely appeals the judgment, the Township may enforce the judgment pursuant to the applicable Rules of Civil Procedure. Each day a violation exists shall constitute a separate offense. Further, the appropriate officers or agents of the Township are hereby authorized to seek equitable relief, including injunction, to enforce compliance herewith.[1]
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).