Borough of Palmyra, PA
Lebanon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Palmyra 8-26-1991 by Ord. No. 566 (Ch. XXI, Part 3, of the 1975 Borough Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 314.

§ 296-1 Use on streets and sidewalks restricted.

It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in skateboarding or to ride upon or propel any skateboard on any street or alley within the Borough or on sidewalks on Main Street from Locust Street to Grant Street and on Railroad Street from the railroad tracks to Maple Street. This prohibition shall also apply to all municipal property and public parks.

§ 296-2 Violations by minors.

The parent of any child and the guardian of any ward shall not authorize or knowingly permit the child or ward to violate any of the provisions of this chapter relating to the operation of skateboards.

§ 296-3 Yielding to pedestrians on sidewalks.

Any person skateboarding on permitted sidewalks shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and may not overtake or pass a pedestrian while riding on a permitted sidewalk, but rather the operator of the skateboard shall dismount from the skateboard and shall pass or overtake the pedestrian on foot or wait until the pedestrian passes prior to remounting the skateboard.

§ 296-4 Use on unrestricted sidewalks.

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to permit any person to operate a skateboard on an unrestricted sidewalk if the owner of said unrestricted sidewalk elects to prohibit such activity; provided, however, that if an operator of a skateboard disregards the property owner's notice, written or verbal, not to skateboard, said disregard shall not be deemed a violation of this chapter.

§ 296-5 Violations and penalties.

A. 
Any person who shall violate the provisions of this chapter shall, upon a first conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of $15 and costs and the skateboard shall be impounded by the Police Department for a period not exceeding 30 days. For second and subsequent convictions thereof, violators shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $50 and costs and the skateboard shall be impounded by the Police Department for a period not exceeding 30 days.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
In the event that the person violating this chapter is a minor, the police shall notify the parents, guardian or other person having legal custody of said minor of the violation.
C. 
In the event of a first offense under this chapter, the violator may elect, with the arresting officer's approval, to avoid prosecution by surrendering the skateboard to police impoundment for a period of not exceeding 15 days, but parental notification would still apply.