[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Rochelle Park as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 10-20-1993 as Ord. No. 661]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MIGRATORY WATERFOWL
- Includes those species of birds, not otherwise defined as a "domesticated animal" in this chapter, commonly known as "swans," "geese," "brants," "river and sea ducks" and any other waterfowl.
It shall be unlawful for any person:
To feed any migratory waterfowl.
To create any condition or allow any condition to exist which results in a congregation or congestion of migratory waterfowl which:
Whenever the Board of Health becomes aware that migratory waterfowl are being fed in violation of this chapter or that a congregation or congestion of migratory waterfowl as prohibited by this chapter exists:
It shall give notice of the nuisance to the owner or occupant of the premises upon which the nuisance exists or the feeding is occurring. Notice shall be deemed sufficient if it shall have been served either personally or by posting such notice upon the property in question or by mailing such notice through the United States mail, mailed notice to be deemed served upon proof that such notice was deposited in the United States mail, first-class postage prepaid and addressed, in the case of an individual, to his business address, residence address or such address as the records of the Assessor shall reveal to be his address for tax purposes or, in the case of a corporation, to the registered office or agent of such corporation as the records shall reveal. Such notice shall order the nuisance to be immediately abated and/or that such feeding shall immediately stop.
The Board of Health shall have all powers necessary, upon application by a citizen or at its own discretion, to disperse or remove any congregation or congestion of migratory waterfowl by any lawful means.
The Board of Health shall have the power to issue summonses for violations of this chapter. The violator shall be subject to a fine of $25 for the first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense. Said fines may be payable through the office of the Violations Clerk of the Municipal Court.