[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Carlisle 8-13-1987 by Ord. No. 1551, approved 8-13-1987. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The recited condition created by the unauthorized use of shopping carts is declared to constitute a nuisance.
Editor's Note: The words "recited condition" refers to the first paragraph of the preamble of Ord. No. 1551, which reads as follows:"WHEREAS, the unauthorized removal of shopping carts from food, market premises, operation of said carts upon public sidewalks and streets, and discarding of the same, or parts of the same, throughout the Borough by persons not their owners has become a source of financial loss to merchants and, ultimately, to consumers, aesthetically offensive to the public, an inconvenience to pedestrians and motorists, a source of diversion of law enforcement efforts from more important duties, and creative of a condition tending to reduce the value of private property, to promote blight and deterioration, to pollute and interfere with the flow of streams, to invite plundering, to create fire hazards, to constitute an attractive nuisance deleterious to the health and safety of minors, and to create a harborage for rodents and insects."
The operator of any food market within the Borough of Carlisle shall, within 60 days after the effective date of this chapter, permanently affix or permanently stamp on each shopping cart utilized by the market the owner's name or mark for the purpose of identifying the said owner.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A basket which is mounted on wheels or a similar device, generally used in a retail establishment by a customer for the purpose of transporting goods of any kind.
[Amended 3-10-1988 by Ord. No. 1576, approved 3-10-1988]
Any person, firm, corporation, association, partnership or other entity that shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, for each and every such violation, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 and costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment for not more than 30 days. Each day on which any such violation shall continue shall constitute a separate violation.