[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Tuckerton 10-3-2005 by Ord. No. 20-2005. Amendments noted where applicable.]
To prohibit the feeding of unconfined wildlife in any public park or on any other property owned or operated by the Borough of Tuckerton so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for failure to comply.
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.
- 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.
No person shall feed, in any public park or on any other property owned or operated by the Borough of Tuckerton, any wildlife, excluding confined wildlife (for example, wildlife confined in zoos, parks or rehabilitation centers, or unconfined wildlife at environmental education centers).
This chapter shall be enforced by the Police Department and/or Code Enforcement Officer of the Borough of Tuckerton.
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the judge. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.