Chapter 9.10
UNAUTHORIZED USE OF SHOPPING CARTS

Sections:

9.10.010    Removal.

9.10.020    Abandonment.

9.10.030    Possession.

9.10.040    Use.

9.10.050    Alteration.

9.10.060    Notice.

9.10.070    Penalty for violation.

9.10.010 Removal.

No person shall remove any shopping cart, shopping basket or other similar device from the premises or parking area of any business establishment within the City if such shopping cart, basket or device has permanently affixed to it a sign identifying it as belonging to such business establishment.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to removal by the owner or his agent or an employee of the business, nor to removal by a customer of the business possessing the written consent of its owner, manager or authorized agent. [Ord. 7-2009 §3, eff. 5-1-2009; Ord. 27-2007 §4, eff. 10-12-2007]

9.10.020 Abandonment.

No person shall abandon or leave any such shopping cart, shopping basket or other similar device which has been removed from the owner’s premises upon any public street, alley, sidewalk, parkway or other public place within the City, nor upon any private property within the City except that of the owner of such cart, basket or device. [Ord. 7-2009 §3, eff. 5-1-2009; Ord. 27-2007 §4, eff. 10-12-2007]

9.10.030 Possession.

No person shall have in his or her possession any shopping cart, shopping basket or other similar device which has been removed from the owner’s premises and which has permanently affixed to it a sign identifying it as belonging to a business establishment.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to possession by the owner or his agent or an employee of the business, nor to possession by a customer of the business possessing the written consent of its owner, manager or authorized agent. [Ord. 7-2009 §3, eff. 5-1-2009; Ord. 27-2007 §4, eff. 10-12-2007]

9.10.040 Use.

No person shall use any shopping cart, shopping basket or other similar device for any purpose other than that originally intended by such business without the owner’s written consent. [Ord. 7-2009 §3, eff. 5-1-2009; Ord. 27-2007 §4, eff. 10-12-2007]

9.10.050 Alteration.

No person shall alter, convert or tamper with any shopping cart, shopping basket or other similar device or remove any part thereof without the owner’s written consent. [Ord. 7-2009 §3, eff. 5-1-2009; Ord. 27-2007 §4, eff. 10-12-2007]

9.10.060 Notice.

Each business establishment owning such shopping cart, shopping basket or other similar device shall place at each of its exits a sign notifying its customers and the general public of the aforesaid prohibitions. Such notification shall be placed in such a position and be of sufficient size and legibility so as to ensure that persons leaving such places of business shall be fully informed of the prohibitory provisions contained in this chapter. [Ord. 7-2009 §3, eff. 5-1-2009; Ord. 27-2007 §4, eff. 10-12-2007]

9.10.070 Penalty for violation.

Violation of this chapter shall be an infraction which shall be enforced pursuant to the provisions of EGMC Chapter 1.04. [Ord. 7-2009 §3, eff. 5-1-2009; Ord. 27-2007 §4, eff. 10-12-2007]