[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Laurel Hollow 11-18-2010 by L.L. No. 4-2010. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Whereas the Board of Trustees of the Inc. Village of Laurel Hollow has determined that artificial feeding of waterfowl is actually harmful to these animals and can cause poor nutrition, increased hybridization, water pollution and beach closures and contamination of shellfish growing areas, delayed natural migration, high concentrations of waterfowl at unnatural sites, overcrowding, spread of disease, costly management efforts, unnatural behavior and cumulative negative environmental impacts to Village residents and Village resources.
Unless otherwise expressly stated in this article, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
- DOMESTIC WATERFOWL
- Those species of birds commonly known as white ducks, barnyard geese, Muscovy ducks and any other geese and ducks bred by man but not any other waterfowl falling under the jurisdiction of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and/or the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
- To give, place, expose, deposit, distribute, or scatter any edible material with the intention of feeding, attracting, or enticing migratory or domestic waterfowl.
- MIGRATORY WATERFOWL
- Those species of birds commonly known as swans, geese, and ducks, and any other waterfowl falling under the jurisdiction of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
- Any individual, company, partnership, corporation, limited partnership, joint venture, or other legal entity.
- VILLAGE PROPERTY
- Any land which is owned, maintained, leased, or managed by the Inc. Village of Laurel Hollow for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to roads, parks, beaches and drainage facilities.
No person shall feed or provide food for any domestic or migratory waterfowl on Village property at any time of the year.
A violation of this article shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $100, nor more than $500. Any subsequent violation occurring within five years of the date of such first violation shall be punishable by a fine of not less that $250, nor more than $750.
The provisions of this article shall not apply to property owned by or under the jurisdiction of other municipal authorities, the State of New York, and any agency thereof or the government of the United States of America.