[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Burlington 5-28-1968 (Sec. 14:7 of the 1975 General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Abandoned property — See Ch. 413.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ABANDONMENT OF CART
- The placing of a cart on property other than that belonging to the supermarket or store which has control over the said cart. A cart so placed shall be considered to be abandoned.
- SHOPPING CART
- A cart commonly provided by retail stores and supermarkets and utilized for the convenience of their patrons.
The Department of Public Works is hereby authorized to pick up and take into custody any abandoned shopping cart which may be found in the Township of Burlington.
The Department of Public Works is hereby authorized to store the said cart at the cost of the owner, lessor or lessee.
The Department of Public Works is directed to mail a notice to the owner, lessor or lessee whose identification may appear on a shopping cart. Said notice shall advise the owner, lessor or lessee that he has a period of 10 days from the date of mailing of the notice within which application may be made to the Department of Public Works to recover said cart.
Before a cart is released to the owner, lessor or lessee of said cart, a charge of $10 shall be paid to the Township of Burlington per shopping cart to cover the costs of recovery and administration of this chapter.
Owner known. The Department of Public Works is hereby authorized to sell any and all shopping carts which may remain in its possession for a period in excess of 10 days after the owner, lessor or lessee has been notified, as provided above. Any and all sums recovered through the sale of the carts shall be turned over to the Township to be applied to the recovery and administrative costs under this chapter.
Owner unknown. Any cart which is unmarked and unidentifiable shall be sold, as provided above, upon notice having been given as required by law.