Cart Ordinances

Madison Heights, MI

Madison Heights, MI
ARTICLE X. SHOPPING CARTS


Sec. 17-194. Marking for identification.
All stores making carts available to their customers shall identify their ownership of said carts by attaching thereto in a permanent manner, a tag or other identification stating the owner of said cart and the store at which the cart is to be maintained or kept in the city. The failure to attach to said cart such identification or failure of such identification to be on the said cart at the time of being recovered from its abandonment, shall relieve the city of any necessity to notify any owner thereof of the fact that the said cart is in the possession of the city and any such unmarked cart shall be retrieved and be disposed of under the provisions of section 17-199.
(Ord. No. 1056, § 1, 2-11-08)
Sec. 17-195. Storage after closing.
All stores making carts available to their customers shall, daily, put all carts left on the premises inside the building or in storage areas so designated on approved plans within one hour after closing of the business to the general public or midnight which ever occurs first. It shall be the duty of the store manager, or person in charge of said store, to comply with the enforcement of this section.
(Ord. No. 1056, § 1, 2-11-08)
Sec. 17-196. Removal from premises without written consent prohibited.
Removal of carts from the store premises without the written consent of the store manager, owner or his representative, shall be a violation of this article and constitute a misdemeanor punishable by the terms of section 1-7 of this Code.
(Ord. No. 1056, § 1, 2-11-08)
Sec. 17-197. Same--Notice to be posted warning of violation.
All stores in the city that furnish carts for the use of the public, shall post the following notice within their business premises in a place where the same can be readily seen by the public:
"Removing carts from the store parking area without written consent is a violation of city code, section 17-196 and may be subject to a $500.00 fine and/or 90 days in jail."
(Ord. No. 1056, § 1, 2-11-08)
Sec. 17-198. Abandonment prohibited.
It shall be unlawful for any person or store to abandon, or suffer to be abandoned, any cart from any store within the city.
(Ord. No. 1056, § 1, 2-11-08)
Sec. 17-199. Notice to owners of abandoned carts; redemption; auction
Any abandoned cart, not located on the premises of a store, shall be subject to impoundment by the city or the city's towing contractor. Each store shall be notified whenever a minimum of ten carts from the store have been impounded. Upon notification by the city or the city's towing contractor that an abandoned cart has been impounded, all stores shall have 21 days to retrieve same. Carts may be redeemed within the 21-day period for a per cart fee establish by resolution of council. Carts not redeemed within the specified period, may be auctioned, recycled or disposed of, by the city or the city's towing contractor.
(Ord. No. 1056, § 1, 2-11-08)

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