[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Wallington 12-5-1990 by Ord. No. 90-10 (Ch. 267 of the 1992 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A hand-drawn or -propelled vehicle or -wheeled container made of metal, plastic, wood or other material, such as provided by merchants for the use of their customers in carting or carrying goods, wares and merchandise to automobiles or other vehicles.
- Includes any street, avenue, road, alley, lane, highway, boulevard, concourse, driveway, culvert, crosswalk, sidewalk, park, public parking lot, public parking area and public places used by the general public.
It shall be unlawful for any person to leave or suffer or permit to be left any cart either owned by him or in his possession, custody or control upon any public thoroughfare or upon any private property not his or her own.
Any cart provided or made available for use by any person, his agent or employee shall have securely attached thereto a plainly visible metal or plastic identification tag. The name and address of its owner and the location of the premises where it is actually available for use shall be legibly printed on the identification tag.
The Department of Public Works or the ordinance enforcement official for the Borough shall remove or cause to be removed any cart found upon any street and shall take the cart to a place provided by the Borough where it shall be held until redeemed, sold or otherwise disposed of as hereinafter provided in this chapter.
Whenever the Public Works Department or a Borough ordinance enforcement official shall take any cart into possession bearing identification of ownership or right to possession, a notice shall be sent by ordinary mail to such person advising him of it and that such cart is so being held and stored and that the cart may be redeemed upon payment to the Borough of a fee or charge of $25.
When any cart remains in the custody of the Borough for six months after coming into its possession and with respect to which no person has presented to the Borough proof establishing to its satisfaction such person's ownership or right to possession, the Borough shall give public notice in a newspaper circulating in the Borough that, at a specified time and place, such cart will be sold at public auction. The sale shall be conducted by the Borough Clerk or by such other persons as the Mayor and Council shall designate. After such notice of sale is given, an owner or other person entitled to redeem any cart may, prior to the sale, redeem the cart and pay to the Borough or its duly authorized agent the sum of $25.
Upon the redemption or sale of a cart, the proceeds shall be deposited in the general funds of the Borough or in such a manner as shall be designated by the Mayor and Council.