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Borough of Fort Lee, NJ
Bergen County
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[Adopted 3-23-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-21]
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Editor's Note: The title of this article was changed from "Feeding of Wildlife" to "Feeding of Wildlife and Domesticated Animals" 9-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-34.
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 Fort Lee, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for failure to comply.
[Amended 9-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-34]
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 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 or domesticated animals. 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.
[Amended 9-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-34]
No person shall feed, in any public park or on any other property owned or operated by the Borough, any wildlife or domesticated animals, excluding confined wildlife (for example, wildlife confined in zoos, parks or rehabilitation centers, or unconfined wildlife at environmental education centers).
[Added 9-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-34]
No person shall possess the following items in any public park or on any other property owned or operated by the Borough without the express written permission from the Borough:
A. 
Animal food for wildlife or domesticated animals.
B. 
Containers, plates, or bowls designed or used to feed wildlife or domesticated animals.
C. 
Containers or supplies that may be used as shelters for wildlife or domesticated animals.
D. 
Water other than for personal consumption.
E. 
Tarp, rope or other materials used to build a shelter for wildlife or domesticated animals.
A. 
This article shall be enforced by the Police Department of the Borough of Fort Lee.
B. 
Any person found to be in violation of this article shall be ordered to cease the feeding immediately.
Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this article shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $2,000.