[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Lattingtown 2-16-2011 by L.L. No. 2-2011. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This local law was originally adopted as Ch. 97, but was renumbered to maintain the organizational style of the Code.
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Lattingtown finds that artificial feeding of waterfowl is actually harmful to these animals and can cause: poor nutrition, increased hybridization, water pollution and beach closures, contamination of shellfish growing areas, delayed natural migration, high concentrations of waterfowl at unnatural sites, overcrowding, spread of disease, costly management efforts, unnatural behavior and cumulative negative environmental impacts in the Village.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- DOMESTIC WATERFOWL
- Those species of birds commonly known as white ducks, barnyard geese, Muscovy ducks and any other geese and ducks bred by man, but not any other waterfowl falling under the jurisdiction of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and/or the New York Department of Environmental Conservation.
- To give, place, expose, deposit, distribute, or scatter any edible material with the intention of feeding, attracting, or enticing migratory or domestic waterfowl.
- MIGRATORY WATERFOWL
- Those species of birds commonly known as swans, geese and ducks, and any other waterfowl falling under the jurisdiction of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
- Any individual, company, partnership, corporation, limited partnership, joint venture, or other legal entity.
- VILLAGE PROPERTY
- Any land which is owned, maintained, leased, or managed by the Village of Lattingtown for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, parks, preserves, beaches and drains.
No person shall feed or provide food for any domestic or migratory waterfowl on Village property at any time of the year.
A violation of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $100, nor more than $500. Any subsequent violation occurring within five years of the date of such first violation shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $250, nor more than $750.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to property owned by or under the jurisdiction of other municipal authorities, the State of New York and any agency thereof or the government of the United States of America.