[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Township of Montclair 11-27-1990 by Ord. No. 90-51. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Nuisances — See Ch. 218.
No person shall remove any grocery or shopping cart from the premises of any commercial establishment, including any store, shop, market or supermarket, etc., in the Township of Montclair.
The owner or person in charge of any such commercial establishment supplying carts for the on-premises convenience of shoppers shall cause to be prominently displayed at all exits therefrom a notice of the provisions of this chapter relating to the prohibition against removal of carts from the premises and penalties for violations thereof.
It shall be unlawful for any owner or owners to permit any carts to be left unattended or abandoned on any public streets or public place within the Township of Montclair.
Shopping carts abandoned upon any sidewalk, street, public or private parking lot or other property, public or private, in the Township of Montclair, other than upon the premises of the commercial establishment which owns such shopping cart, shall constitute a violation of this chapter and shall be so cited and thereafter picked up by the Township of Montclair and returned to the owner thereof. There shall be a charge of $10 per cart assessed against the owner for the return of these carts, and this charge shall be collected at the time the violation is adjudicated by the appropriate court or municipal officials.
Any person violating the terms of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof in the Municipal Court of the Township of Montclair or any other court authorized by law to hear and determine the same, be subject to penalty by a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $1,000 or imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding 30 days, or both.
All fines imposed and charges collected under and by virtue of the provisions of this chapter shall be paid into the treasury of the Township of Montclair.