[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Manorhaven 11-28-1990 by L.L. No. 5-1990 (repealing former Chapter 125, Shopping Carts, adopted 6-14-1967 by Ord. No. LIII). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Commercial property maintenance — See Ch. 112.
Certain words in this chapter, as hereinafter used, are defined as follows:
- A hand-drawn or -propelled vehicle or wheeled container made of metal, wood or other material such as is generally provided by merchants for carting or carrying merchandise or foodstuffs to automobiles or other places.
- Includes individuals, corporations, partnerships or associations.
- PUBLIC PLACE
- Includes streets, avenues, roads, alleys, highways, boulevards, concourses, sidewalks, culverts, parking lots, parking areas and places used by the general public.
- The Village of Manorhaven.
The owner or owners of carts used in connection with any retail business and intended for use by patrons in carrying articles of merchandise shall clearly designate on each cart the name and address of each owner or owners.
It shall be unlawful for any owner or owners to permit any carts to be left unattended or abandoned in any public place within the Village of Manorhaven.
The village is authorized to remove and impound or cause to be removed and impounded any cart found abandoned or discarded or left in any public place and deliver it to any village storage facilities available for such purpose. Within five days after the removal of the cart to the storage facilities, the Village Clerk shall, by ordinary mail, notify the owner thereof at the address indicated on the identification tag or plate that the impounded cart may be redeemed for the sum of $25 within seven days from the date of said notice for redemption or, where a cart impounded has no identification tag or plate and is not claimed or redeemed within said seven-day period after impounding, the Village Clerk shall give at least five days' public notice in a newspaper circulating in the village, fixing a place, date, time and the terms for a public sale to the highest bidder of such cart. The Village Clerk shall conduct such sale within a reasonable period of time after impoundment. Where any such cart shall remain unsold at public sale, the Village Clerk may dismantle, destroy or otherwise sell or dispose of such cart. Any public sale or other disposition of a cart pursuant to this chapter shall be without liability to the village.
Within 30 days after such a cart is redeemed or disposed of by public sale, the Village Clerk shall pay over to the Village Treasurer the amount received for said redemption or the proceeds of the sale or other disposition of the cart and at the same time shall deliver to said Village Clerk a detailed statement concerning said redemption, including the identity of the cart, the name and address of and the amount received from the redemptor or the purchaser and the costs and expenses incurred by the village.
It shall be unlawful for any person to remove a cart, as defined herein, from the property of any retail establishment.
Any person who shall violate the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $250 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment.