Township of Boonton, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Boonton 4-11-2005 by Ord. No. 693. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Dogs and other pets — See Ch. 71.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 125.
Animals — See Ch. 160.

§ 153-1 Purpose.

[Amended 6-10-2013 by Ord. No. 822]
The purpose of this chapter is to prohibit the feeding of unconfined wildlife in any public park or on any other property owned or operated by the Township or on private property, so as to protect the public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for failure to comply.

§ 153-2 Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this chapter clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future. words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
FEED
To give, place, expose, deposit, distribute or scatter any edible material with the intention of feeding, attracting or enticing wildlife. Feeding does not include baiting in the legal taking of fish and/or game.
PERSON
Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
WILDLIFE
All animals that are neither human nor domesticated.

§ 153-3 Prohibited conduct.

[Amended 6-10-2013 by Ord. No. 822]
No person shall feed, in any public park or on any other property owned or operated by the Township or on any private property, any wildlife, excluding confined wildlife (for example, wildlife confined in zoos, parks or rehabilitation centers or unconfined wildlife at environmental education centers), and excluding the feeding of birds with traditional bird feeders, providing that the bird feeders are at least five feet above the ground level.

§ 153-4 Enforcement.

All police officers of the Township are hereby given full power and authority and are charged with the duty to enforce all provisions of this chapter.

§ 153-5 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 4-9-2007 by Ord. No. 739]
Any person or persons, firm, association or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject, upon conviction, to the penalties provided in § 1-15 of this Code.