[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Roselle 6-15-2005 by Ord. No. 2231. Amendments noted where applicable.]
An ordinance to prohibit the feeding of unconfined wildlife in any public park or on any other property owned or operated by Borough of Roselle, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for failure to comply.
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.
- 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 Borough of Roselle, any wildlife, excluding confined wildlife (for example, wildlife confined in zoos, parks or rehabilitation centers or unconfined wildlife at environmental education centers).
Any person who violates or refuses to comply with the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 or to imprisonment in the county jail for not more-than 90 days, or both, but in no event less than $50 for the first offense, $100 for the second and $750 for a third or subsequent offense.