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A. No person shall, after the effective date hereof, operate any motorized scooter, motorized skateboard, motorized bicycle or other motorized vehicle on any public way or sidewalk, in the city of Chenoa.
B. The following vehicles shall be exempt from the provisions of this section: 1) vehicles licensed by the secretary of the state of Illinois as motor vehicles; 2) vehicles manufactured and designed for the transport of handicapped persons as those persons have been defined by the state and federal law; 3) landscaping equipment.
C. Any person violating the provisions of this section may be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each offense.
D. The city of Chenoa police department shall have the authority to seize any motorized scooter, motorized skateboard, motorized bicycle or other motorized vehicle when operated on any public way or sidewalk in violation of the provisions of this section.
E. When the determination is made to seize any motorized scooter, motorized skateboard, motorized bicycle or other motorized vehicle, the police shall obtain the identity of the owner or person operating the equipment and give the person a receipt listing and describing items seized. Items seized or impounded shall be kept in custody until fines are paid or judicial process involving the case has been completed. In instances where the offender is under the age of eighteen (18), the items seized may only be released to the offender's parent or legal guardian.
F. For repeat offenses of this section, police may seek permission in the court for disposition or destruction of the equipment.
G. For subsequent violations, reports concerning the same address or same individual, the police prosecutor shall be empowered to seek a criminal complaint based on documents filed and to seek the imposition of a fine and/or community service at the discretion of the court. (Ord. 534, 6-25-2007)