DIVISION 15. PROPERTY MAINTENANCE STANDARDS
Section 3-1503. Nuisances.
11. Any shopping carts, as defined in Florida Statutes Section 506.502(10), as amended from time to time, or parts of such carts, which are abandoned on public property including but not limited to streets, sidewalks, public rights-of-way, bus stops, municipal parking lots, parks, and similar places owned, leased, or operated by any public body, or are abandoned on private property where said carts or parts thereof are visible from public property may be removed by the city manager or designee. Such shopping carts or parts thereof shall be impounded and stored by the city at an appropriate location. Whenever the city shall impound a shopping cart of [or] part thereof containing identification of ownership or right to possession, a notice shall be sent by ordinary mail to such person advising that the shopping cart of [or] part thereof may be redeemed within thirty days upon payment of costs for removal and storage. Any shopping cart or part thereof so held shall be returned to its owner or person having right of possession upon proof of ownership or right to possession and payment of costs for removal and storage. Any shopping cart or part thereof so held shall be returned to its owner or person having right of possession upon proof of ownership or right to possession and payment of costs for removal and storage. If not claimed, a shopping cart or part thereof may be sold, destroyed, or otherwise disposed of by the city 31 days following impoundment. This section shall not be applicable to:
a. Shopping carts or parts thereof which are located on private property and are completely enclosed within a building where they are not visible from public property;
b. Shopping carts which are stored in a lawful manner on public or private property owned or leased by a retail business in connection with which the shopping carts are authorized to be used;
c. Shopping carts or parts thereof which are stored in a lawful manner on private property in connection with the business of a licensed dismantler or junk dealer when such storage is necessary to the operation of a lawfully conducted business.
(Ord. No. 6417-99, § 9, 8-19-99; Ord. No. 6526-00, § 1, 6-15-00; Ord. No. 6573-00, § 2, 8-3-00; Ord. No. 6928-02, §§ 76--79, 5-2-02; Ord. No. 7449-05, §§ 21--23, 12-15-05; Ord. No. 7605-06, § 27, 4-20-06)
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