CHAPTER 7.28: SHOPPING CARTS
Section 7.28.010: Purpose.
a) The purpose of this chapter is to facilitate the removal of wrecked, dismantled and abandoned shopping carts from public and private property, thus alleviating potential problems and hazards posed by wrecked, dismantled and abandoned shopping carts and parts thereof.
Section 7.28.040: Abandoned Chopping Cart.
a) Any shopping cart left on any public or private property shall be deemed to be abandoned and thereof a public nuisance pursuant to this chapter. The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to shopping carts left on the owner’s private property, including the common areas of the shopping centers adjacent thereto.
b) In the event that a shopping cart is left on any public or private property, the owner of the shopping cart shall be responsible and liable for the removal and disposition of the abandoned shopping cart as provided by this chapter.
Section 7.28.080: Disposition of Shopping Carts.
a) Any shopping cart not retrieved by its owner within thirty days of the date appearing on the abatement notice when such owner has not requested a hearing to appeal in accordance with this chapter, or within thirty days of the hearing date, when such owner has requested a hearing to appeal, shall be deemed to be permanently abandoned and may be sold at public auction or otherwise disposed.
b) At a time convenient to the city, the city shall advertise the sale of permanently abandoned shopping carts. Notice of such sale, including the time and place, shall be posted in three conspicuous places within the city. Ten days after posting such notice, such shopping carts may be sold to the highest bidder free and clear of any claims of the owner thereof.
c) Proceeds of such sale shall be disbursed to the city.
Section 7.28.100: Identification of Shopping Carts.
a) Every owner of a shopping cart, as defined in this chapter, shall have permanently affixed a sign to such shopping cart conspicuously identifying the owner thereof.
Section 7.28.105: Removal Prohibited.
a) No person shall remove shopping carts from the immediate parking premises of any establishment providing shopping carts for its customers.
b) Notice of posting. There shall be posted by the owner of any establishment furnishing a parking area and shopping carts for its customers, prominently and conspicuously at all public entrances and exits of the establishment, the following form:
1) REMOVAL OF SHOPPING CARTS FROM THESE PREMISES PROHIBITED BY LAW. PMC CHAPTER 7.28
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