[Adopted 4-12-2006 by Ord. No. 775]
For the purpose of this article, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this article clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- To give, place, expose, deposit, distribute or scatter any edible material with the intention of feeding, attracting or enticing wildlife. Feeding does not include baiting in the legal taking of fish and/or game.
- Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
- All animals that are neither human nor domesticated.
No person shall feed, in any public park or on any other property owned or operated by the Township of Carneys Point, any wildlife. This prohibition shall not include the feeding of confined wildlife (for example, wildlife confined in zoos, parks or rehabilitation centers, unconfined wildlife at environmental education centers, or feral cats as part of an approved trap-neuter-release program).
This article shall be enforced by members of the Carneys Point Township Police Department and such other municipal officials as shall be designated by resolution of the Carneys Point Township Committee.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof by the Carneys Point Township Municipal Court, be subject to a fine not exceeding $500 for the first offense and not exceeding $1,000 for any subsequent offense.