[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of River Edge 2-3-2003 by Ord. No. 1412. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person may mutilate, destroy, alter or move any archeological findings, which shall include, but not be limited to, relics, objects or artifacts of an historical, prehistorical, geological, archeological or anthropological nature, which are found upon, in or around any Borough park or Borough-owned building or property.
This prohibition shall not include any formal archaeological excavation that has been approved in writing by the Borough Historic Commission and the governing body of the Borough of River Edge.
Any such archeological finding shall be disposed of by the Borough Historian, who shall locate a suitable museum for the permanent cataloging and display of said archeological finding for the public benefit in perpetuity.
All ordinances inconsistent with the provision of this chapter are hereby repealed as to such inconsistencies only.
If any provisions of this chapter are found to be invalid, for any reason, by the final judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such portions shall not effect the remaining provisions of this chapter, which shall be severable therefrom.
Upon conviction thereof, the maximum penalty for a violation of any provision of this chapter shall be a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment for up to 30 days or a period of community service not exceeding 30 days, or any combination thereof.