Borough of Seaside Heights, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Seaside Heights 7-1-1998 by Ord. No. 98-11. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 189-1 Abandonment unlawful.

No person shall leave or abandon any shopping cart upon the sidewalks, streets or roadways of the Borough of Seaside Heights.

§ 189-2 Identification tags required.

No merchant, corporate or otherwise, shall provide shopping carts for the use of his customers without first affixing thereto a permanent tag of identification setting forth the name and address of the merchant.

§ 189-3 Seizure; redemption or sale of abandoned carts; payment of fees.

[Amended 2-17-1999 by Ord. No. 99-3]
All such carts abandoned or otherwise left on public streets, public property or on private property without the express consent of the owner or tenant thereof or the Borough of Seaside Heights may be seized and impounded by the Department of Public Works to 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 thereof shall claim them from the Department of Public Works within said period and pay the sums as provided in this chapter to cover municipal retrieval and storage costs. Such fees shall be paid to the Clerk of the Borough of Seaside Heights for the purposes of the Borough of Seaside Heights.

§ 189-4 Fee to recover impounded cart.

[Amended 2-17-1999 by Ord. No. 99-3]
In order to cover municipal retrieval and storage costs, persons wishing to retrieve an impounded shopping cart shall pay a fee to the Borough Clerk's office of $10 per cart.

§ 189-5 Possession and abandonment of shopping carts prohibited.

[Added 8-5-1998 by Ord. No. 98-28[1]]
It shall be a violation for anyone within the Borough of Seaside Heights to:
A. 
Possess or have custody of a shopping cart which is the property of a commercial entity, intended solely for the use of the patrons of that entity on the property of such entity, where such shopping cart is in the custody and possession of an individual outside of the property of the owning commercial entity; or
B. 
To abandon a shopping cart on any public or private property within the borough.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the renumbering of former § 189-5, Violations and penalties, as § 189-6.

§ 189-6 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 8-5-1998 by Ord. No. 98-28]
Any person violating or failing to comply with any other provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of no less than $100 and no more than $1,000, by imprisonment not to exceed 90 days or by community service of not more than 90 days, or any combination of fine, imprisonment and community service, as determined in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge. The continuation of such violation for 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.