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A. Abandonment Prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to cause or permit any shopping cart to be abandoned upon any sidewalk, street or other public area, other than the premises of the owner of such shopping cart.

B. Cart Identification Required.

1. Every shopping cart owned or provided by any owner must have a sign permanently affixed to the shopping cart that contains all of the following information:

a. Identity of owner, business establishment, or both.

b. Notification to the public that the removal of the shopping cart from the premises is a violation of state law, and notification to the public of the procedure to be utilized for authorized removal of the cart from the premises.

c. The address or phone number of the owner of the business establishment for shopping cart return.

2. Any shopping cart found abandoned on public property that does not have the identification and information required by subsection B of this section, or does not have other ownership information or identification that is sufficient, in the city’s determination, to allow the city to mail to the owner an invoice/notice of impoundment by certified mail, return receipt requested, may be removed from such public property and disposed of by the city in accordance with state law for disposition of abandoned property. The determination of whether there is sufficient information of ownership, where the identification requirements of subsection B of this section are not met, shall be in the sole discretion of the director. (Ord. 6530 § 1, 2014; Ord. 6046 § 1, 2006; Ord. 5906 § 1, 2005.)