[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Bayville as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 12-9-2013 by L.L. No. 3-2013]
It is the purpose of this article is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the community by prohibiting the feeding of waterfowl and pigeons within the Incorporated Village of Bayville parks. Feeding waterfowl and pigeons increases the potential for damage to public parks, may cause water quality problems and may increase the potential for the spread of disease to residents caused by increased rodent populations.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- FEED or FEEDING
- To place, deposit, scatter or distribute in a location accessible to waterfowl or migratory birds any type of food, including but not limited to corn, wheat or other grains, bread, popcorn, scraps or any substance liable to be eaten by the waterfowl or migratory birds.
- PARK or PARKS
- Includes all parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, beaches, marinas and any and all recreation areas under the ownership and jurisdiction of the Incorporated Village of Bayville, its Mayor and Village Board of Trustees and any other duly designated Village officials and such other rights and appurtenances, whether the same be now or hereafter owned or acquired by the Incorporated Village of Bayville in fee or otherwise, including all land under and space above the surface of the ground.
- Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
- Those domestic varieties belonging to the order Columbiformes.
- Those species belonging to the order Anseriformes, including but not limited to mute swans, Canada geese, and mallards.
It shall be unlawful for any person to feed any waterfowl or pigeon within any Incorporated Village of Bayville park.
Any violation of this article shall be deemed to be an offense punishable by a fine not to exceed $250 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 10 days for each such offense, or by both such fine and imprisonment.