[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Secaucus 4-23-68. Section 110-4 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Article I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
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.
Any merchant who shall directly or indirectly permit or suffer his customers to take said carts off the premises of said merchant shall be responsible hereunder if said cart(s) are abandoned or otherwise left on public streets or public property, or on private property without the express consent of the owner or tenant thereof.
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 shall be seized and impounded by the Police Department, to be sold, in accordance with the provisions of N.J.R.S. 40:47-20, at public auction as unclaimed property after a period of six months, unless the owner thereof shall claim them from the Police Department within said period and pay the sum of $5 for each such cart, to cover municipal retrieval costs, and in addition thereto $0.10 per day for storage for each such cart. Such fees shall be paid to the Treasurer of the Town of Secaucus for the purposes of the Town of Secaucus.
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $500 or by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the 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.