Borough of East Rutherford, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of East Rutherford 9-10-2020 by Ord. No. 2020-07. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
DATA COLLECTION
The acquisition of information by use of one or more sensing devices.
DRONE
An unmanned aircraft that can fly under the control of a remote pilot or by a geographic positions system ("GPS") guided autopilot mechanism, and that is equipped with any sensing device or capable of any data collection.
METLIFE COMPLEX
The Metlife Stadium including all parking and other adjacent areas, the Meadowlands Racetrack and all parking areas and the American Dream Complex and all surrounding parking areas.
SENSING DEVICE
A device capable of acquiring data from its surroundings. Sensing devices include, but are not limited to, cameras, microphones, thermal detectors, chemical detectors, radiation gauges, and wireless receivers in any frequency (including cellular, wi-fi, or other data frequencies).
UNMANNED AIRCRAFT
An unmanned vehicle or device of any size that is capable of remote-control flight by any means device, is not capable of any data collection, and that does not possess any sensing devices.
A. 
Except as otherwise provided in § 133-3, drones and unmanned aircraft are prohibited from being launched from, or landing on, the MetLife Complex or any government or public buildings, property, or parks within the Borough unless prior written permission has been granted by the East Rutherford Borough Chief of Police.
B. 
Except as otherwise provided in § 133-3, drones and unmanned aircraft are prohibited from operating or flying in any airspace under 400 feet over any government or public buildings, property, or parks within the Borough unless prior written permission has been granted by the East Rutherford Borough Chief of Police for a special event or Borough-sponsored event.
C. 
Except as otherwise provided in § 133-3, drones and unmanned aircraft are prohibited from operating or flying in any airspace over the MetLife Complex at any time unless prior written permission has been granted by the East Rutherford Borough Chief of Police in consultation with the State Police for a special event.
A. 
This chapter shall not prohibit the constitutional use of drones and unmanned aircraft by any law enforcement agency or emergency services organization of or servicing the Borough, the County of Bergen, the State of New Jersey, or the United States of America for lawful purposes and in a lawful manner.
B. 
This chapter shall not prohibit any federal, state, county or municipal agency from the use of drones and unmanned aircraft for any lawful and authorized purpose pursuant to applicable regulation.
C. 
This chapter shall not prohibit the use of unmanned aircraft by any federal, state, county or municipal agency, including, but not limited to, law enforcement and emergency services agencies, for lawful purposes and in a lawful manner.
A violation of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in Ch. 1, Art. III, Violations and Penalties.