[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Buena 9-26-2005 by Ord. No. 529. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A chapter to prohibit the feeding of unconfined wildlife in any public park or on any other property owned or operated by Borough of Buena, 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 Borough of Buena, any wildlife, excluding confined wildlife (for example, wildlife confined in zoos, parks or rehabilitation centers, or unconfined wildlife at environmental education centers).
Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500 per violation.
Editor's Note: Ordinance No. 548, adopted 4-9-2007, provided as follows: "All penalty provisions of existing ordinances of the Borough of Buena are hereby repealed and superseded by these provisions, except that any provisions of any existing ordinance that imposes a mandatory minimum fine or other mandatory minimum penalty shall remain in full force and effect." See now Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III, Enforcement.