Borough of Highland Park, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Highland Park by Ord. No. 670 (§ 3-12 of the 1987 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 368.

§ 334-1 Findings.

The obstruction of public streets and ways by abandoned shopping carts creates a dangerous and hazardous condition to the public.

§ 334-2 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated:
PUBLIC STREETS AND WAYS
Paved roadways, sidewalks, driveways, and municipal parking areas.
SHOPPING CART
A cart on wheels commonly provided by retail stores for removing merchandise therefrom.

§ 334-3 Identification of carts.

Any shopping cart made available for use by a retail store shall have securely attached thereto a plastic or metal identification tag 3 1/2 inches by five inches in size. The number of the cart, the name and address of the owner and the location of the premises where it is actually available for use shall be legibly printed on the identification card.

§ 334-4 Removal of carts.

[Amended by Ord. No. 1249; Ord. No. 1619][1]
Any shopping cart abandoned on any public street or ways shall be removed by the Police Department of the Borough and stored at the public works garage. The Department shall forthwith give 10 days' written notice to the owner of the shopping cart to redeem the cart within five days from the date of the notice upon payment to the Borough of a fee of $50 for each shopping cart redeemed. This fee is to cover the cost of recovery and administration of this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 334-5 Public sale or destruction.

[Amended by Ord. No. 1249]
A. 
In the event that any shopping cart is not redeemed within the period of time fixed, or is unidentified, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:14-157, the Police Department shall conduct a public sale of the shopping carts. A specific term of such public sale shall be that no cart shall be sold for less than $30.
B. 
In the event that any shopping cart shall be unsold at public sale and is not subject to claim by the finder under N.J.S.A. 40A:14-157, the Police Department may destroy such shopping carts.

§ 334-6 Report to Treasurer.

[Amended by Ord. No. 1249]
The Police Department shall make monthly reports to the Mayor and Council and hand over to the Borough Treasurer the proceeds of all redemptions and sales.

§ 334-7 Violations and penalties. [1]

In the event the owner fails to redeem the cart within the five-day period provided for in § 334-4, the owner shall be subject to the penalties provided in Chapter 1, Article III, General Penalty.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).