CHAPTER 8.07: SHOPPING CARTS
Section 8.07.010 Purpose
a) The purpose of this chapter is to provide a procedure for the effective removal of abandoned shopping carts from the public right-of-way. (Ord. 94-O-106 § 1 (part), 1994)
Section 8.07.020: Procedure
a) Any shopping cart, shopping basket or other similar device (all referred to in this section as “shopping cart”) which is abandoned or left upon any public street, alley, sidewalk or public property is declared to be a nuisance and shall be subject to abatement as follows:
1) Any shopping cart so abandoned or left may be picked up by the city or its duly authorized officer, agent or employee and impounded at a location set aside for this purpose by the city.
2) Written notice that such cart has been impounded by the city shall be given to the owner identified by the sign upon the shopping cart. Such notice shall state that the shopping cart may be retrieved by the owner at the hours and days specified therein upon the payment of the fee provided for in Section 8.07.030. Such notice shall further provide that the person seeking to retrieve shall provide evidence of authority to act for the owner.
3) Exception: for businesses which use a retrieval service the procedure shall be as follows:
I) Businesses shall submit written verification that they use a retrieval service;
II) The service shall be notified when a shopping cart belonging to these businesses is found in the public right-of-way;
III) For each shopping cart so impounded there shall be a pickup and impound fee of twenty-five (25) dollars
(Ord. 94-O-106 § 1 (part), 1994)
Section 8.07.030: Fee
a) For each shopping cart so impounded there shall be a pickup and impound fee of twenty-five (25) dollars.
b) If within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of the notice provided for in Section 8.07.020(2) the owner of such shopping cart has not claimed the same and paid the fee prescribed, such shopping cart may be disposed of by the city according to law. (Ord. 94-O-106 § 1 (part), 1994)
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