Borough of Folsom, NJ
Atlantic County
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[Adopted 3-9-2004 by Ord. No. 08-2005]

§ 74-30 Purpose.

An article to prohibit the feeding of unconfined wildlife in any public park or on any other property owned or operated by the Borough of Folsom, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for failure to comply.

§ 74-31 Definitions.

A. 
For the purpose of the article, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the same 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 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.
B. 
Terms defined.
FEED
To give, 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.

§ 74-32 Prohibited conduct.

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

§ 74-33 Enforcement.

[Amended 07-13-2016 by Ord. No. 06-2016]
A. 
This article shall be enforced by the Animal Control Officer of the Borough of Folsom, the New Jersey State Police and/or the Code Enforcement Officer of the Borough of Folsom.
B. 
Any person found to be in violation of this article shall be ordered to cease the feeding immediately.

§ 74-34 Violations and penalties.

Any person(s), firm(s) or corporation(s) violating any provision of this article shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine not to exceed $1,250, a term of imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof.