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Chapter 13 ZONING
Occasional sales (including garage and patio sales). Sales of tangible
personal property at retail, not to exceed two (2) in number during
any twelve (12) month period, by a person who does not hold himself
out as engaging, or does not habitually engage in the business of selling
such tangible personal property at retail; provided that (1) the tangible
personal property shall be sold only on the premises of owner or lessee
of the property where the sale is conducted and said owner or lessee
must be the legal owner of such tangible personal property at the time
of such sale; (2) the sale shall be confined to the garage or patio
on such premises; (3) no new merchandise (i.e. merchandise acquired
solely for the purpose of resale) shall be sold at such occasional sales;
and (4) the duration of such sale shall not exceed three (3) consecutive
Sec. 4-22. Regulations of signs, banners, and awnings.*
Temporary signs advertising occasional sales (including garage, patio,
estate, and porch sales) shall be limited to one sign not to exceed
two square feet placed upon the property where the sale is conducted.
Off-site garage sale signs are permitted, provided they have the address
of the sale upon them, and they are self-supporting and not placed within
public rights-of-way or mounted upon public or utility structures (e.g.,
telephone poles, street light standards, street sign poles, public buildings,
etc.) or on trees, fences, etc. Off-site garage sale signs may not be
placed prior to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, and they must be recovered (removed)
by 8:00 a.m. Monday. A fine will be assessed for each off-site garage
sale sign left after 8:00 a.m. Monday recovery time/date. No more than
four off-site garage sale signs are permitted for each garage sale event.
Hal Richards, Mayor