Cedar Grove, NJ
Chapter 221: SHOPPING CARTS
§ 221-3. Restrictions on removal of carts.
It shall be unlawful for any person to remove a shopping cart from the premises of a retail establishment or bring into the Township any shopping carts.
§ 221-4. Owner responsible for abandoned carts and carts found off premises.
It shall be unlawful for any owner or owners to leave any such cart or permit any such cart to be left unattended or abandoned on any street or public place within the Township of Cedar Grove. Any owner who shall directly or indirectly permit or suffer his customers to take said carts off the business premises of said owner shall be responsible if such carts are abandoned or left unattended on a public street or public place.
§ 221-5. Signs prohibiting removal of carts required.
The owner shall conspicuously display signs in and outside of store premises prohibiting removal of shopping carts from property.
§ 221-6. Impoundment of carts.
The Township shall remove or cause to be moved any cart found abandoned or left unattended on any street and shall take the same to Township property, where it shall be held until redeemed, sold or otherwise disposed of as hereinafter provided.
§ 221-7. Notice to owner of impoundment; redemption fee.
Whenever the Township shall take any cart containing the owner's identification, a notice shall be sent by ordinary mail to such owner advising that the cart is held by the Township and may be redeemed upon payment of $5 to the Township at any time prior to a sale, dismantling or destruction thereof as hereinafter provided. No cart shall be delivered to a person seeking to redeem the same unless such person shall furnish satisfactory evidence of ownership or right to possession.
§ 221-11. Violations and penalties. [Amended 1-9-1978 by Ord. No. 77-64; 7-30-1984 by Ord. No. 84-222]
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
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