Township of Plainsboro, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Plainsboro 4-10-2006 by Ord. No. 0-06-07. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and recreation — See Ch. 25.
Dogs and animals — See Ch. 59.

§ 60-1 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to prohibit the feeding of unconfined wildlife in any public park or on any other property owned or operated by the Township of Plainsboro so as to protect public health, safety and welfare and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.

§ 60-2 Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this chapter 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.
FEED
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.
PERSON
Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
WILDLIFE
All animals that are neither human nor domesticated.

§ 60-3 Prohibited conduct.

No person shall feed, in any public park or on any other property owned or operated by the Township of Plainsboro, any wildlife, excluding confined wildlife (for example, wildlife confined in zoos, parks or rehabilitation centers or unconfined wildlife at environmental education centers).

§ 60-4 Enforcement.

A. 
This chapter shall be enforced by the Township of Plainsboro Police Department and/or the Code Enforcement Officer.
B. 
Any person found to be in violation of this chapter shall be ordered to cease the feeding immediately.

§ 60-5 Violations and penalties.

Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall upon conviction therefor, be subject to the general penalties set forth in § 1-15 of this Code.