[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Kingston 8-7-1984 by L.L. No. 3-1984, approved 8-28-1984, as Ch. 99A of the 1984 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Common Council declares that it is the public policy of the City of Kingston and the purpose of this chapter to promote the public health and well-being of the citizens of said city by regulating the use of shopping carts within the city.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- CART or SHOPPING CART
- Any rolling or nonrolling basket or container and any parts thereof commonly used in supermarkets or self-service stores for the carrying or carting of goods, wares and merchandise.
- The geographic boundary lines of the City of Kingston, New York.
- The merchant or purveyor of foods or other goods who provides patrons with shopping carts, and the person responsible for cart-tag identification under the provisions of this chapter.
- A natural person of either sex, a corporation, a partnership, association, joint-stock company, society and all other entities capable of being sued.
- PUBLIC PLACE
- Any street, avenue, road, alley, lane, highway, boulevard, concourse, driveway, culvert, crosswalk, thoroughfare, off-street parking area, parking field, commercial parking lot, municipal parking facility, park, parking space, sidewalk, vacant lot, plot, parcel of land and all other spaces or places available to or used by the general public.
It shall be unlawful and a violation of this chapter for any person to remove any cart from the owner's premises or parking area.
It shall be unlawful and a violation of this chapter for any person to use a shopping cart, other than one which is not the property of the owner as defined in § 345-2 of this chapter, upon any public place in the City of Kingston, New York.
Violation of this chapter shall be punishable as follows: upon conviction for a first offense, a fine of not less than $25; upon conviction for a second offense, a fine of not less than $50; upon conviction for a third or any subsequent offense, a fine of not less than $100.