[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Walden 7-28-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992 (Ch. 126 of the 1982 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 256.
It is hereby declared to be the policy of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Walden to provide for the safety, health and general welfare of the residents of this Village and the users of streets, sidewalks and public parking areas of the Village. By this chapter, the Board of Trustees seeks to prevent residents and users of the Village streets, sidewalks and public parking areas within the Village from sustaining personal injury or property damage as a result of the use and operation of skateboards within such areas of the Village.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- PUBLIC PARKING AREA
- A lot or part thereof used for the parking of motor vehicles by the general public, including but not limited to parking areas owned by the Village, schools, places of worship and commercial establishments.
- A single platform which is mounted on wheels, having no mechanism or other device with which to steer or control the direction of movement thereof while being used, operated or ridden.
- Any state, county, town or Village road.
No person shall use, operate or ride upon any skateboard in, on or upon:
Any streets, including any sidewalks adjacent thereto, within the Village of Walden.
Any public parking area within the Village of Walden, unless verifiable permission to use this property for skateboarding has been given by both the owner and any lessee of said property to the user, operator or rider of said skateboard.
The parent or guardian of any minor child shall not authorize or knowingly permit any such child to violate any of the provisions of this chapter.
Any police officer who shall observe any person using, operating or riding upon a skateboard in violation of this chapter shall take possession of and impound said skateboard and shall issue a dated, written notice of such violation to the person, if over 18 years of age, and to the person and his or her parent or guardian, if under 18 years of age, together with a copy of this chapter, at the police station.
In the case of the first offense, the skateboard will be returned to the rider at the police station upon the appearance of the rider if the rider is age 18 or older or, if the rider is under age 18, upon the appearance of the rider and his parent or guardian.
In the case of a second offense, the skateboard shall be taken from the rider and impounded and not returned to him for 15 days upon appearance at the police station as aforesaid.
In the case of a third offense, the skateboard shall be taken from the rider and impounded and not returned to him for 30 days upon appearance at the police station as aforesaid.
In the case of any further offenses, the skateboard shall be taken from the rider, forfeited to the Village of Walden and destroyed.
In addition to any other penalties herein provided or otherwise available, any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $250.
[Added 1-5-2016 by L.L. No. 2-2016]