The Carmel City Council’s land use committee wrestled with finding the right words to update its ordinance banning skateboards and other toy vehicles from certain parts of town. At the Oct. 2 meeting, councilors said their main goals are to prevent damage to city property from skateboarding tricks and ban wheeled toy vehicles in parking garages. “It’s really about doing damage,” council President Jeff Worrell said. “I don’t care if they roll from Point A to Point B.” The proposed amendments add Carmel Midtown, the Arts & Design District and all parking garages as places where skateboards and scooters are not allowed. It also proposes banning them in Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation parks except on greenways, trails, multi-use paths and designated skate parks. Bicycles are not included in the ban. Jon Oberlander, City of Carmel assistant corporation counsel, said prohibiting the vehicles in broad areas such as Midtown and the Arts & Design District does not mean they wouldn’t be allowed on the right-of-way, such as sidewalks and streets. Rather, the ban would apply to property owned by the city in those areas and include language covering statues and benches. He said h...