Cart Ordinances

Poughkeepsie, NY

Poughkeepsie, NY

Section 14-30 Carts to be suitably marked or tagged
Every person who, in connection with the conduct of a food-dispensing or other establishment or business, owns or makes any cart available to the public shall mark or cause the same to be marked and identified conspicuously with the name and the address of the owner. Such identification shall be in the form of a metal tag securely fastened to the cart or by cutting or stamping on the frame of the cart. (Ord. of 7-1-1963 § 4)
Section 14-31 Removal of cart from establishment
It shall be unlawful for any person to remove a cart or suffer or permit such removal of a cart from the property of any food-dispensing or other establishment or business, except to convey the same to an adjoining private parking lot or sidewalk area immediately in front of or contiguous to such establishment or business.
(Ord. of 7-1-1963, § 2)
Section 14-32 Leaving cart in public place
It shall be unlawful for any person, his agent or employee, to leave or suffer or permit to be left in any public place any cart owned by him or in his possession, custody or control.
(Ord. of 7-1-1963, § 3)
Section 14-33 Removal of carts found in public places
The Superintendent of Public Works of the city shall remove or cause to be removed any cart found upon any public place and shall hold the same until redeemed, sold or otherwise disposed of as hereinafter provided.
(Ord. of 7-1-1963, § 5)
Section 14-34 Proof of ownership prerequisite to redemption
No cart shall be delivered to a person seeking to redeem the same in accordance with Sections 14-35 or 14-36 unless proof is submitted establishing, to the satisfaction of the city, such person's ownership or right to possession. Any delivery to a person deemed entitled thereto by the city from the proof submitted shall be an absolute defense of the city against any other person claiming to be entitled thereto.
(Ord. of 7-1-1963, § 8)
Section 14-35 Redemption of carts removed by city
Whenever the city shall remove any cart bearing identification of ownership, the Superintendent of Public Works shall mail a notice to the owner at the address shown on the identification tag, cut or stamp. Such notice shall advise that such cart may be redeemed upon payment to the department of finance of the sum of two dollars ($2.) for each cart so redeemed and shall set forth the place for the redemption of such cart or where possession of the same may be procured. Payment for redemption shall be made to the Department of Finance and a receipt shall be given therefor, which receipt shall entitle such owner to redeem, at the place of storage thereof, one (1) or more carts, as provided for in said receipt, upon surrender of the same at the place of storage thereof.
(Ord. of 7-1-1963, § 6; Ord. of 3-2-1964)
Section 14-36 Public sale of carts removed by city
After the mailing of the notice provided for in Section 14-35 or after removal of a cart bearing no identification of ownership, the city shall, from time to time, sell such carts at public auction. Notice of such public auction shall be given by publication in the official newspaper of the city by publication at least once, the first date of publication to be not less than ten (10) days prior to the date of public auction, and shall set forth the time and place of holding such public auction and shall advise that said carts will be sold at public auction for not less than fifteen dollars ($15.) each. Any cart may be redeemed by the owner thereof at least two (2) days prior to such public auction upon payment to the city of the sum of two dollars ($2.) for each cart.
(Ord. of 7-1-1963, § 7; Ord. of 3-2-1964)

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