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A. Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to have committed a traffic infraction.

B. In lieu of the penalty described above, any Everett police officer may utilize the following penalty provision for a person under sixteen years of age found operating a motorized foot scooter or other wheeled recreational device on city property:

1. The officer may take custody of the device. If the officer does not impound the device, he or she may release it only to an adult.

2. The officer must provide the violator with a written notice setting forth the procedure for reclaiming the device.

3. The procedure for reclaiming the device shall be promulgated by the chief of police.

4. Only the parent or legal guardian of a violator or an adult owner can reclaim a motorized foot scooter or other wheeled recreational device impounded pursuant to this section.

5. A fifty dollar fee for costs of impound and administrative processing shall be paid to the city clerk prior to the release of any property impounded under this alternative penalty.

6. Any unclaimed devices may be disposed of in accordance with state law.

C. The parent of any child and the guardian of any ward shall not authorize or knowingly permit any such child or ward to violate any provision of this chapter. (Ord. 2784-04 § 6, 2004.)