City collects 2 tons of sidewalk nuisances

HONOLULU (AP) - Honolulu municipal maintenance crews removed more than 2 tons of nuisance material this week from city sidewalks and parks.

Among the nuisances removed were 28 shopping carts.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the 2.14 tons of material was removed from Chinatown, Aala Park, Waikiki and Thomas Square and other locations.

Crews focused on sidewalks where the city had received complaints.

The city sidewalk ordinance allows removal of items. People can retrieve them for a $200 fee.

The law defines sidewalk nuisances as objects constructed, kept or operated on or over any sidewalk. Nuisances can include stalls, stands, tents, furniture, containers and whatever those containers are holding.

A separate ordinance allows removal of personal items on city property if 24-hour advance notice is given.

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