[Added 12-19-2007 by Ord. No. 07-11]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also redesignated former Art. VI. Penaties, as Art. VII.
The purpose of this article is to prohibit the feeding of unconfined wildlife in any public park or on any other property owned or operated by the Borough of Seaside Heights, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for failure to comply.
For the purpose of this article, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this article 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.
- 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.
- Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
- All animals that are neither human nor domesticated.
[Amended 4-4-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-5]
No person shall feed, in any public park or on any other property owned or operated by the Borough of Seaside Heights, any wildlife, excluding confined wildlife (for example, wildlife confined in zoos, parks or rehabilitation centers, or unconfined wildlife at environmental education centers). Neither this article nor any other provision of the Code of the Borough of Seaside Heights shall be construed as to prohibit the feeding of feral cat colonies on private property in accordance with Article VIII of this chapter.
This article shall be enforced by the State of New Jersey and/or the Code Enforcement Officers of the Borough of Seaside Heights. Any person found to be in violation of this article shall be ordered to cease the feeding immediately and shall be subject to the violations and penalties set forth in Article VII of this Chapter.