ARTICLE V. SHOPPING CART REGULATIONS
Sec. 22-191. Definitions.
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
Cart means a hand-drawn or propelled vehicle or wheeled container, made of metal, wood or other material, which is generally provided by merchants for carting or carrying merchandise or foodstuffs to automobiles or other places.
Street means street, avenue, road, alley, lane, highway, boulevard (including the full right-of-way width), concourse, driveway, culvert, crosswalk, sidewalk, parking lots, parking areas, and places used by the general public.
(Code 1982, § 11-29; Ord. No. 83-2, § 1, 1-17-83)
Cross references: Definitions generally, § 1-2.
Sec. 22-192. Responsibility of merchant.
(a) No merchant, corporate or otherwise, shall provide shopping carts for use of its customers, without first affixing thereto a permanent tag of identification, setting forth the name and address of the merchant.
(b) Any merchant who shall directly or indirectly permit or suffer his customers to take such carts off the premises of such merchant shall be responsible if such carts are abandoned or otherwise left on public streets or public property, or on private property without the express consent of the owner or tenant thereof.
(c) It shall be unlawful for any person, his agent or employee, to leave or suffer or permit to be left any cart, owned by him or in his possession, custody or control, upon such sidewalk or street.
(Code 1982, § 11-30; Ord. No. 83-2, § 1, 1-17-83)
Sec. 22-193. Responsibility of shopper.
(a) No person, except store owners and their employees, shall operate or use any store-owned, four-wheeled wire cart, commonly known as shopping carts, on the streets of the city, for a distance of more than 200 feet from the property of any store or shop from which the cart is obtained.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to remove a cart from the property of any supermarket or merchant's place of business which provides carts for use by its customer.
(Code 1982, § 11-31; Ord. No. 83-2, § 1, 1-17-83)
Sec. 22-194. Removal, redemption, destruction and notice.
(a) Any such carts abandoned or otherwise left on public streets, public property or on private property without express consent of the owner or tenant thereof, shall be seized and impounded by the city police department, to be sold at public auction as unclaimed property after a period of six months, unless the owner thereof shall claim them from the police department within said period and pay the sum of $10.00 for each such cart to cover minimal retrieval cost, and in addition thereto, $0.50 per day for storage for each cart.
(b) Whenever the city shall take any cart containing identification of ownership or right to possession, a notice shall be sent by ordinary mail to such person advising that such cart is held by the city and that such cart may be redeemed upon payment of $10.00 to the city. Such cart may be redeemed by the owner thereof at any time prior to a sale, dismantling, destruction or disposal thereof and he shall be entitled to receive such cart upon the payment of the sum of $10.00.
(Code 1982, § 11-32; Ord. No. 83-2, § 1, 1-17-83)
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