Borough of Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Monmouth County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Atlantic Highlands 7-10-2019 by Ord. No. 09-2019. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is hereby found and declared that it will be the public policy of the Borough of the Atlantic Highlands to take action when feasible to reduce the effects of certain products utilized, placed, or released within the environment in order to protect the health and safety of the general public.
This chapter is adopted in order to protect the environment, particularly the wildlife, and the health, safety and well-being of persons and property by prohibiting the release of balloons inflated with lighter-than-air gases into the atmosphere, including, but not limited to, latex and mylar, as it has been determined that the release of balloons inflated with lighter-than-air gases pose a danger and nuisance to the environment, particularly to wildlife and marine animals so as to constitute a public nuisance and may pose a threat to the safety of its inhabitants and their property.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to intentionally release, organize the release of, or intentionally cause to be released balloons inflated with a gas that is lighter than air within the Borough of the Atlantic Highlands limits, except for:
A. 
Balloons released by a person on behalf of a governmental agency or pursuant to a governmental contract for scientific or meteorological purposes;
B. 
Hot air balloons that are recovered after launching; and
C. 
Balloons released indoors.
Any person found in violation of this Chapter 106 is guilty of a noncriminal infraction punishable by a fine not to exceed the sum of $500.