Borough of Runnemede, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Runnemede as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-1-2018 by Ord. No. 18-06]
This article is adopted in order to protect the environment, particularly the wildlife, and the health, safety and well-being of persons and property by prohibiting the release of helium balloons into the atmosphere, including latex and mylar, as it has been determined that the release of balloons inflated with lighter-than-air gases pose a danger and nuisance to the environment, particularly to wildlife and marine animals so as to constitute a public nuisance and may pose a threat to the safety of its inhabitants and their property.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to intentionally release, organize the release, or intentionally cause to be released balloons inflated with a gas that is lighter than air within the Runnemede Borough limits, except for:
A. 
Balloons released by a person on behalf of a governmental agency or pursuant to a governmental contract for scientific or meteorological purposes.
B. 
Hot-air balloons that are recovered after launching.
C. 
Balloons released indoors.
Any person found in violation is guilty of a noncriminal infraction punishable by a fine not to exceed the sum of $500.