[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Maplewood 12-3-1974 by Ord. No. 1438 as Section 3-5 of the 1974 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A natural person, corporation, partnership, joint-stock company or association operating a retail business.
- SHOPPING CART
- A wheeled container provided by a merchant for use in connection with such merchant's business and intended for the carting or carrying of merchandise by the patrons of that business.
- Includes streets, avenues, roads, alleys, lanes, highways, boulevards, concourses, driveways, culverts, sidewalks, crosswalks, parking lots, and parking areas used by the general public.
No merchant shall provide shopping carts for the use of the patrons of his business without first affixing to each shopping cart a permanent identification tag setting forth the name and address of the merchant.
It shall be unlawful for any person to abandon or otherwise leave a shopping cart unattended on a street.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be liable for and forfeit a penalty of not more than twenty-five dollars ($25.) for each violation.