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No person shall remove any shopping cart, shopping basket, or other similar device from the premises of any business establishment, any parking area maintained for the customers of said business establishment, or sidewalks and passageways adjacent to said business establishment or said parking areas, for the purposes of temporarily using the same, or for any purpose whatsoever, if such shopping cart, basket, or device has securely affixed to it a sign identifying it as belonging to said business establishment and there is posted on the premises of said business establishment a notification to the effect that said cart, basket or device is not to be removed from said premises, parking areas, or sidewalks and passageways adjacent thereto.
This Section shall not be enforceable against any alleged violators unless there is posted at the place or places where said carts, baskets or devices are stored for customer use, a sign or signs positioned and of sufficient size and legibility to be seen by an ordinarily observant person, to notify customers and the general public of the prohibitions set forth herein.
The provisions of this Section shall not apply to removal of a shopping cart, shopping basket or other similar device by the owner thereof, the agent of said owner, an employee of said business establishment, or by any person possessing the written consent of said owner or the manager of said business establishment.
(Added by Ord. 263-66, App. 10/28/66)