Verordnungen zum Thema Einkaufswagen

El Monte, CA

El Monte, CA
CHAPTER 8.54: SHOPPING CARTS
Section 8.54.040: Required signs on shopping carts and notice to customers.
a) Every owner shall affix to each shopping cart owned or provided by the owner a sign that includes the following information:
1) Identification of the owner of the shopping cart or the business establishment to which it pertains, or both;
2) Notification that the unauthorized removal of the shopping cart from the premises of the business establishment; or the unauthorized possession of the shopping cart, is a violation of state and local law;
3) Notification of the procedure for authorized removal of the shopping cart from the premises;
4) A current telephone number for reporting the location of abandoned shopping carts or an address for returning the shopping cart to its owner or to the business establishment identified thereon.
b) Written notice and signs.
1) Notice to Customers. Written notice shall be provided to customers that removal of shopping carts from the premises is prohibited and a violation of state and local law. Such notice must be provided on owner’ s shopping carts as well as on metallic signs posted on owner’ s premises. In addition, the notice may also be provided in the form of flyers, warnings on shopping bags, or any other form of written notification that will provide effective notice to customers of the prohibition. The written notice provided by owner to its customers shall be subject to Director’ s approval.
2) Signs. Signs shall be placed in appropriate places near customer exits and near parking area exits to warn customers that shopping cart removal is prohibited and constitutes a violation of state and local law.
(Ord. 2559 § 1 (part) 2002)
Section 8.54.050: Penalty for failure to affix required signs.
a) Any owner who maintains or permits the use of shopping carts in violation of the provisions of Section 8.54.040(A) or fails to provide the written notice required of Section 8.54.040(B) shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable as set forth in Section 1.24.010 (A) of this code.
b) In lieu of criminal prosecution pursuant to subsection (A) of this section, an administrative citation may, at the sole discretion of the Director be issued for violation of Section 8.54.040. All administrative citations issued pursuant to this subsection shall comply with the requirements of Section 1.18.030 of the El Monte Municipal Code.
c) Any recipient of an administrative citation may contest an alleged violation of Section 8.54.040 pursuant to Chapter 1.18 of the El Monte Municipal Code.
(Ord. 2559 § 1 (part) 2002)
Section 8.54.060: Prohibiting removal or possession of shopping carts and prohibited uses of shopping carts.
a) Any person in possession of a shopping cart outside the premises of a business establishment without the express prior written approval of its owner, unless the person is in the process of immediately returning the shopping cart to the owner, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable as set forth in Section 1.24.010 (A) of this code. Written permission to remove a shopping cart shall be valid for a period not to exceed seventy-two (72) consecutive hours.
b) Any shopping cart found in the public right of way shall not be used for scavenging, transporting persons or animals, vending, and other uses beyond the intended use of a shopping cart.
c) In lieu of criminal prosecution pursuant to subsection (A) or (B) of this Section, an administrative citation may, at the sole discretion of the Director be issued for violation of Section 8.54.060(A) or (B). All administrative citations issued pursuant to this subsection shall comply with the requirements of Section 1.18.030 of the El Monte Municipal Code.
d) Any recipient of an administrative citation may contest an alleged violation of Section 8.54.060(A) or (B) pursuant to Chapter 1.18 of the El Monte Municipal Code.
(Ord. 2559 § 1 (part) 2002)
Section 8.54.070: Abandonment prohibited.
a) Any person who, having a shopping cart in his or her possession or custody, leaves or permits to be left any shopping cart upon any sidewalk, street, or other public place, or upon any private property, such that it becomes an abandoned shopping cart, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable as set forth in Section 1.24.010 (A) of this code.
b) In lieu of criminal prosecution pursuant to subsection (A) of this section, an administrative citation may, at the sole discretion of the Director be issued for violation of Section 8.54.070(A). All administrative citations issued pursuant to this subsection shall comply with the requirements of Section 1.18.030 of the El Monte Municipal Code.
c) Any recipient of an administrative citation may contest an alleged violation of Section 8.54.070(A) pursuant to Chapter 1.18 of the El Monte Municipal Code.
(Ord. 2559 § 1 (part) 2002)
Section 8.54.080: Mandatory plan.
a) Within ninety (90) days after the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter or within sixty (60) days of the commencement of the owner’ s business, whichever is later, every owner shall prepare and submit to the Director for approval a specific written plan to prevent their respective customers from removing shopping carts from each owner’ s premises and to retrieve shopping carts that have been removed therefrom. The evaluation and approval of the plan shall be pursuant to subsection (E) of this section. Said plan shall be implemented immediately upon approval.
Said plan shall, as a minimum, include the following elements and shall be subject to the hereinafter specified approvals:
1) Preventive Measures. Specific physical measures shall be implemented to prevent the removal of shopping carts from the owner’ s premises. These measures may include, but are not limited to, devices on shopping carts that automatically disable them if they are removed from the premises, employment of personnel to advise and deter customers from removing shopping carts, installation of obstacles to prevent the removal of shopping carts, collection of security deposits for use of shopping carts, provision for rental or sale of shopping carts to customers and similar or like measures.
2) Retrieval Measures. Specific measures shall be implemented to retrieve shopping carts that are removed from the owner’ s premises. Such measures may include, but are not limited to, employment of personnel or contractors to retrieve shopping carts.
3) Annual Report. June 1st of each year, each owner shall submit a written report to the Director evaluating the effectiveness of the measures which were used by the owner during the prior year to prevent the removal of shopping carts from the owner’ s premises and to retrieve shopping carts. The report shall include, but not be limited to, the inventory of shopping carts owned or used by the owner, the number of shopping carts which were retrieved after removal from the owner’ s premises, and the number of shopping carts which were replaced due to loss, theft or abandonment.
4) Approval. Every plan and annual report submitted pursuant to this section shall be subject to the Director’ s reasonable approval. In the event the Director disapproves a plan or report, or any part or portion thereof the Director shall notify the owner of such disapproval and the owner shall submit a revised or modified plan to the Director within thirty (30) days of the Director’ s notification. If the revised or modified plan does not conform to the reasonable requirements of the Director, the owner shall be subject to prosecution therefor pursuant to the provisions of Section 8.54.090 without limitation upon such other penalties and remedies as the Director may pursue.
5) Notice. Every plan shall provide the Director the appropriate contact information, including the name and address of owner or owner’ s designee. Any notices or written communications which are required by this code shall be conclusively deemed received by the owner on the date of personal service or five (5) consecutive days following deposit of the same in the United States Mail, certified and properly addressed. In the event owner’ s contact information changes, owner shall provide the Director an update within three business days of said change.
(Ord. 2559 § 1 (part), 2002)
Section 8.54.090: Penalty for failure to prepare and implement written plan.
a) Any owner who fails to submit to the Director an approved plan required under Section 8.54.080 within ninety (90) days of the effective date of the ordinance enacting this chapter, or within sixty (60) days of the commencement of the owner’ s business, whichever is later, or who fails to submit the annual report described in subsection (D) of Section 8.54.080, or who fails to implement the measures established in an approved plan, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable as set forth in Section 1.24.010 (A) of this code.
b) In lieu of criminal prosecution pursuant to subsection (A) of this section, an administrative citation may, at the sole discretion of the Director be issued for violation of Section 8.54.080. All administrative citations issued pursuant to this subsection shall comply with the requirements of Section 1.18.030 of the El Monte Municipal Code.
c) In addition to the penalties hereinabove provided, and as an administrative remedy upon a finding of violation, the Director is hereby authorized to require installation of disabling devices on all shopping carts which prevent their removal from an owner’ s premises with respect to any owner who violates the provisions of subsection (A) of this section.
d) Any recipient of an administrative citation may contest an alleged violation of Section 8.54.080 pursuant to Chapter 1.18 of the El Monte Municipal Code.
e) Owners of five (5) or less shopping carts shall not be subject to the requirements of Section 8.54.080.
(Ord. 2559 § 1 (part), 2002)
Section 8.54.100: Impoundment--Three (3) day notice of abandonment.
a) The Director or his designee may retrieve and impound any abandoned shopping cart, or any shopping cart observed in a location outside the owner’ s premises after the expiration of three (3) business days from having given actual notice to the owner of the shopping cart or his or her agent that said cart has been so observed and must be retrieved by the owner within three (3) days from the date of such notice of discovery and location.
b) Actual notice of impoundment shall be given the owner either personally or by mailing a copy of such notice by certified mail, postage prepaid. Section 8.54.080(E) shall govern the date of actual notice when certified mail is utilized.
c) In addition to the retrieval of the abandoned shopping cart pursuant to subsection (A), the Director shall serve a notice of violation upon the owner on or after the expiration of the three-day notice of discovery and location.
d) Any shopping cart not reclaimed by the owner within thirty (30) days of the date of actual notice of violation as provided hereinabove may be sold or disposed of pursuant to Section 8.54.130.
(Ord. 2559 § 1 (part), 2002)
Section 8.54.160: Exemption.
a) Any owner who is a party to a consortium of businesses which has entered into a shopping cart retrieval agreement approved by the city shall be exempt from the provisions of Sections 8.54.080 through 8.54.090 of this chapter, provided that the owner has complied with all other pertinent provisions of this chapter.
(Ord. 2559 § 1 (part), 2002)

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