[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Downingtown 1-20-1982 by Ord. No. 82-1. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A shopping cart, basket or wagon or similar mechanical device used to transport groceries or other items of personal, tangible property purchased in a supermarket or other place of business in the Borough of Downingtown.
- Any grocery store or other place of business engaged in selling items of tangible personal property at retail or wholesale.
All owners of public or private markets selling groceries or other items of personal consumption shall prohibit the removal of carriers from the store premises.
It shall be unlawful for any shopping cart, basket, wagon or similar carrier used to convey market products from any retail shopping center to be removed from the premises of the vendor.
It shall be unlawful for any person to remove any shopping cart from the premises of the vendor from which it is removed or from the premises of the owner of said cart.
All owners of private or public markets selling groceries or other items of personal consumption, upon notification by the Borough of Downingtown that carriers from said place of business are found on the public streets, highways, bridges, streams or waters of the Borough of Downingtown, shall cause the same to be immediately recaptured and returned to the premises aforesaid.
[Amended 10-10-1990 by Ord. No. 90-16]
Any person, including any legal entity, who or which shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter or who shall fail to comply with the provisions hereof shall be guilty of a summary offense and, upon conviction thereof before any District Justice, shall be liable to a fine of not more than $600 and costs of prosecution, for each offense, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 30 days.