[HISTORY: 1988 Code §§ 162-1 - 162-7 adopted as amended through December 31, 2013. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- PICKUP AREA
- That area outside a store or supermarket where customers are permitted to leave their carts until their purchases can be placed in their vehicle or other mode of transportation from the store or supermarket.
- SHOPPING CARTS
- Includes but is not limited to four-wheeled shopping carts owned and furnished by the owners or proprietors of stores and supermarkets and used by customers and shoppers of said stores and supermarkets to transport merchandise purchased by the customers and shoppers to parking lots or other parking places provided by the owners or proprietors of such stores or supermarkets for the convenience of their patrons or customers.
No person shall remove any shopping cart from any store or supermarket, other than to a pickup area as provided by the owners or proprietors of said store or supermarket.
No person shall abandon or otherwise leave upon any public sidewalk, street or other public or private property in this Township any shopping cart.
The owners or proprietors of stores or supermarkets providing shopping carts shall have such attendants as are necessary to supervise and control the use and unloading of shopping carts in the pickup area.
The owner or proprietors of said stores or supermarkets shall be held responsible for any violation of the applicable provisions of this chapter. Failure to abate a violation within 10 days of date of notice will result in the issuance of a court required summons.
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000.