Proposed drone ordinance would regulate unmanned aircraft in the borough


BAY HEAD —  During its first reading, an ordinance which regulates the use of drone technology and unmanned aircraft in the borough was approved unanimously by the borough council on Monday evening. 

During the September governing body meeting, Councilman Doug Lyons raised concerns about the recreational flying of drones in the borough citing that drones create an invasion of privacy. Mr Lyons experienced a drone hovering over his residence without a pilot in sight.  

Mr. Lyons requested for the legal committee to look into passing an ordinance around the use of recreational drones in the borough. 


Chair of the legal and planning committee, Ms. Jennifer Barnes-Gambert stated during the Oct. 4 meeting, “Basically we are amending and supplementing chapter 217 of the municipal code, and we are going to implement a new section that will ban unmanned aircraft. We set forth the requirements that you may use things of a drone within the Borough of Bay Head. 

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