The law has been on the books for 30 years, but several people did not know about it.
Sharon Carey could not believe it when a police officer told her that her son, Joseph, was not allowed to play basketball anymore in her cul-de-sac.
"I don't want him hanging out at the mall or the street corner or at someone else's house," Sharon says. "I like having him here where I can look out and see him playing with his friends."
Joseph says he would rather be playing basketball outside instead of surfing the Internet inside.
"Stopping kids playing basketball in a cul-de-sac, I mean, come on, that's kind of ridiculous," Joseph says.
Town Manager Steve Biggs says the officer was just following up on a complaint. He says the ordinance is to protect people and not to harass them.
"If we had a situation where a child was to be run over by a car that was in the street, that would be a tragedy," Biggs says.
The Carey family received a warning, but if the children are caught playing basketball in the streets again, they could receive a $50 to $100 fine.
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