Ordinance adopted to regulate unmanned aircraft in the borough

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(MARK R. SULLIVAN/THE OCEAN STAR)

BAY HEAD An ordinance regulatating the use of drone technology and unmanned aircraft in the borough was adopted unanimously by the borough council on Monday evening. 

The ordinance will give The Bay Head Police Department the ability to enforce the law that’s written by the F.A.A. [Federal Aviation Administration] said, Mayor William Curtis.  

Council President Doug Lyons initially raised concerns about the recreational flying of drones in the borough without a pilot in line of sight of their aircraft during the council’s September meeting. 

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“It was Friday of Labor Day weekend and I was outside late in the afternoon and a drone flew by over my house and hovered there.” He said when he went inside to capture a picture of the drone it was gone.

When speaking with a neighbor Mr. Lyons recalled that the drone was flying over his house as well, “I am going to say it was about 50 feet in the air,” Mr. Lyons said citing that drones create an invasion of privacy. 

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