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Lake Worth, FL

Lake Worth, FL
Sec. 19-13. Shopping carts on public ways.
(a) For the purpose of this section, the term "shopping cart" means a basket mounted on wheels or a similar device which is generally used in a retail establishment by a customer for the purpose of transporting goods of any kind.
(b) Whenever an officer, employee or agent of the city shall remove a shopping cart from a publicly dedicated street, sidewalk or alley and takes it into custody, the shopping cart may be claimed by the rightful owner of the shopping cart within five (5) days of removal.
(c) If the city notifies a retail establishment by certified mail, return receipt requested, of the adoption of this section, then any shopping cart owned by the establishment that is removed and taken into custody pursuant hereto may be disposed of in any manner if the shopping cart is not claimed by the rightful owner within five (5) days after removal. It shall not be necessary for the city to notify a retail establishment each time a shopping cart owned by it is removed pursuant hereto.
(Ord. No. 2001-32, § 1, 11-6-01

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