[Adopted 4-9-2001 by Ord. No. 701]
[Amended 12-16-2003 by Ord. No. 726]
No person shall provide feed, food or any other type of edible substance to any wild animal on property owned, leased, maintained or managed by the Borough of Columbia. Leaving refuse on Borough property shall not constitute feeding wild animals. If, however, the same constitutes littering under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, anyone so leaving such refuse may be subject to fines as set forth in the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A. That which is not of a species customarily used or kept as an ordinary household pet;
- B. One which ordinarily would be confined to a zoo, or one which would ordinarily be found in the wilderness of this country;
- C. Includes any animals prohibited from being owned as domestic pets under the Code of the Borough of Columbia, Pennsylvania.
Any person violating any provisions of this article, in a summary proceeding before any District Justice, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600, plus costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to be imprisoned for not more than 30 days. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
The provisions of this article shall be enforced by the Police Department of the Borough of Columbia, Pennsylvania.
Upon motion of the Borough Council of the Borough of Columbia, appropriate officials of the Borough of Columbia may erect signs on property owned, leased, maintained or managed by the Borough of Columbia directing that no person shall provide feed, food, or any other type of edible substance to any wild animal on such property or be subject to the penalty provisions of this article.