North Brunswick, NJ
Chapter 281: SHOPPING CARTS
§ 281-2. Owner's name and warning notice prominently affixed.
Any person providing to his customers or patrons shopping carts which, being mounted on wheels, are able to be moved off the premises of such person, shall cause to be placed and maintained upon such shopping carts in a conspicuous manner the name of the owner thereof and shall likewise place and maintain thereon in such conspicuous manner a further notice reading as follows: "The removal of this cart from these premises is prohibited by law."
§ 281-3. Removal from owner's premises.
No person shall move, push or carry any shopping carts belonging to and bearing the name of another person or owner upon any street, sidewalk or other public place or private property other than the premises of the owner of the shopping cart.
§ 281-4. Clearance from sidewalks and parking areas.
The person operating a place of business which supplies shopping carts for the use of customers or patrons shall keep the sidewalk, parking lots and parking areas in front of or upon his business premises clear of such shopping carts by removing therefrom any such carts left thereon by his patrons or customers; provided, however, that he may, while his place of business is open, maintain in a suitable area a place for the orderly collection of such shopping carts, provided that such area shall not be so situated as to interfere with the ingress and egress of customers or patrons on foot or in automobiles.
§ 281-5. Impoundment of abandoned carts.
All such carts abandoned or otherwise left on public streets, public property or on private property shall be seized and impounded by the Police Department, to be sold, in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 40:47-20, at public auction as unclaimed property after a period of six months unless the owner thereof shall claim them from the Police Department within said period and pay the sum of $5 for each such cart, to cover municipal retrieval costs, and in addition thereto $0.10 per day for storage of each such cart. Such fees shall be paid to the Treasurer of the Township of North Brunswick.
§ 281-7. Violations and penalties. [Amended 9-6-1977; 4-17-2006 by Ord. No. 06-06]
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $2,000 or by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the Judge. The continuation of such violation on each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.
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