Mount Holly, NJ
Chapter 231: SHOPPING CARTS
§ 231-2. Name tag and notice on carts required.
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."
§ 231-3. Removal of carts from parking areas and sidewalks; place for collection of carts.
The person operating a place of business which supplies his 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, however, that such area shall not be so situated as to interfere with the ingress and egress of customers or patrons on foot or in automobile.
§ 231-4. Abandoned carts. [Amended 6-12-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-11]
All such carts abandoned or otherwise left on public streets, public property or on private property shall be picked up and delivered by the Department of Public Works to the Police Department. The owners of said carts shall be notified either personally or by certified mail that the carts are in the possession of the Police Department and that they will be sold, in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:14-157, at public auction as unclaimed property after a period of six months unless the owner shall claim them from the Police Department within this period and pay the sum of $100 for each such cart to cover municipal retrieval costs and storage costs. Such fees shall be paid into the general municipal treasury.
§ 231-5. Prohibited acts.
No person shall remove a shopping cart as defined herein from the property of the owner nor move, push or carry any shopping cart upon any street, sidewalk or other public place or private property other than the premises of the owner of the cart nor leave, suffer or permit to be left any shopping cart upon any township street, sidewalk or public land.
§ 231-7. Violations and penalties. [Added 6-22-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-5]
Any person in violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or imprisonment for a term of not more than 90 days, or both.
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