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City of Kitchener moves forward with shopping cart bylaw

City of Kitchener moves forward with shopping cart bylaw



kitchener City Council has decided to go forward with a bylaw that will affect grocery stores around the region new shopping carts I'll become arriving issue in the region over the last year City Council had received 11 complaints over the span of 2016 about shopping carts being left on sidewalks their apartment buildings and in public heart these carts alone are worth seven hundred dollars apiece or two counselor gave a Schneider can be found helping at his wife's restaurant to sip and bite in elmira on the weekend but he's concerned about the safety of the people in the waterloo region i understand too that it is a safety issue if they're left on sidewalks then you know that's a problem people you know could hit them bump into them they could make their way onto the road they make their way onto parks and trails things like that which you don't want so absolutely we want to address that war 3 councilor john Gazzola was unable to be interviewed but he was quoted in the water releasing records earlier last week as saying i don't think it's in the owners amount of work they do have to come up with a plan anyhow we're just asking that it be filed so it's available for us to follow up on counselor Schneider has an idea as to why the carts are usually found off-site and when it comes down to them leaving the premises it's usually by people who don't have a car and they don't have the financial means to have a car and they live very close to the store so it's an apartment building or a housing complex that's very close to the store local grocery stores like food basics and there's are two of the biggest grocers in the region we basics have seven locations in the tri-cities and there's has ten as of right now those airs on ottawa and river uses a system where the Wheels lock in the carts as they are about to leave the premises the technology is similar to that of gatekeeper systems the smart wheels are connected wirelessly through several routers on site and as straw is approached the boundaries of the grocery store the wheels then lock Schneider's think there are ways to help prevent the shopping carts from being displaced in an educational forum at maximum fine is set for ten thousand dollars but that is just a maximum and it won't be enforced until multiple senses have occurred for spoke TV i'm stefan thing


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