Sec. 66-13. Shopping carts; removal; abandonment; impoundment.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to remove a shopping cart from the premises, posted as provided in O.C.G.A. § 16-8-21(d), of the owner of such shopping cart without the consent, given at the time of such removal, of the owner or of his agent or employee. Premises shall include the parking area set aside by the owner or on behalf of the owner for the parking of cars for the convenience of the patrons of the owner.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to abandon a shopping cart upon any public street, sidewalk, way, or parking lot other than a parking lot on the premises of the owner.
(c) Shopping carts abandoned on any public street, sidewalk, way, or parking lot will be impounded by the city. For the purpose of this section an abandoned shopping cart shall be deemed to be a cart which is unattended and positioned in any of the locations described except a parking lot adjacent to or provided to the owner of such shopping cart for the purpose of conducting the business of such owner. Any shopping cart impounded by the city under this section may be reclaimed by the owner thereof by submitting evidence, satisfactory to the city, of ownership and the payment of $25.00 for each cart so impounded. Any shopping cart impounded under this section which has not been reclaimed by an owner as herein specified within 60 days shall be disposed of by the city in the same manner as other property seized by the city.
(Ord. No. 94-12, 7-5-94; Ord. No. 94-16, 11-7-94)
Editor's note: Ordinance No. 94-12, adopted July 5, 1994, did not specifically amend this Code; hence, codification of the substantive provisions of said ordinance as § 66-13 herein was at the editor's discretion.
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