Sec. 14A-5-1. Definitions.

As used in this article the following words and phrases shall have the meanings given in this section.
“Abandoned shopping cart” means any cart that is located outside the premises or parking lot of a retail establishment which provides the cart, except a cart that is in the physical possession of a person who has the written consent of the cart owner.
“Cart owner” means every person who, in connection with the conduct of a retail establishment owns, rightfully possesses or makes any cart available to patrons and/or the public. This shall include the owner’s agent or authorized representative.
“City” means the city of Woodland or its designated representatives.
“City manager” means the city manager of the city or his/her designee.
“Contractor” means an authorized independent contractor approved by the city council for the purpose of effecting the removal of abandoned shopping carts.
“Identified cart” means a shopping cart that has a permanently affixed sign that identifies, in accordance with Section 14A-5-5 of this article.
“Parking area” means a parking lot or other property provided by a retail establishment for use by a customer for parking an automobile or other vehicle. In a multi-store complex or shopping center, “parking area” includes the entire parking area used by or controlled by the complex or center.
“Person” means a natural person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business, trust, corporation, limited liability company or other entity.
“Retail establishment” means any trade establishment selling articles, commodities, services or any line of merchandise where shopping carts are made available for and used by its customers.
“Shopping cart” or “cart” means a basket that is mounted on wheels or a similar device generally used in retail establishments by a customer for the purpose of transporting goods of any kind. “Shopping cart” also includes a cart used in a coin-operated laundry or dry-cleaning retail establishment for purposes of transporting clothes and necessary cleaning materials.
“Unidentified cart” means a shopping cart that is not an identified cart. (Ord. No. 1435, § 3 (part).)