Cart Ordinances

Grosse Pointe, MI

Grosse Pointe, MI
Sec. 46-123. Abandonment and labeling of shopping carts.

(a) Definitions. The following terms whenever used or referred to in this ordinance, shall have the following respective meanings, which definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this section, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
Store means any individual store, chain store and/or supermarket.
Cart means any rolling or non-rolling basket or container commonly used in so-called supermarkets or self-service stores.
Property means and includes any cart.
(b) Labeling. It shall be unlawful for any person to provide carts for patrons' use on the store premises, unless such carts bear thereon a metallic tag or other satisfactory identification designating the name of the owner.

(c) Abandonment. It shall be unlawful for any person to abandon or suffer to be abandoned any cart removed from any store premises, upon any street, alley, highway, boulevard, sidewalk, parking lot, public place or private property not owned by the store owner within the city.

(d) Impoundment and disposal. Whenever any cart is found abandoned in any street, highway, boulevard, sidewalk, public place or private property not owned by the store within the city, the cart shall be impounded by the public safety officers or other city representatives, who shall notify the owner thereof, who may reclaim the same by the payment of $5.00 for each cart. If the cart is not reclaimed within 30 days after such notice to said owner, such failure to reclaim shall be construed as a waiver of ownership of the cart by the owner, and the city shall dispose of the cart accordingly.

(Code 1980, § 9.70; Ord. No. 312, § 1, 1-25-99))

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