Limit yard sales to 3 per year
By DAVE HAMRICK
residents will be limited to three garage sales
per year if the City Council agrees with the
Planning Commission's recommendation.
residents won't have to worry much about the new
law unless their neighbors complain. The
commission is recommending no requirement that
residents get a permit for each sale.
also are recommending that each sale be limited
to three consecutive days.
that some residents conduct yard sales so much of
the time that they are essentially operating
retail businesses at home prompted discussion of
the idea of limiting the sales during a recent
Planning Commission work session.
[cities] limit them to two or three garage sales
a year, city planner Todd Miller told the
cities also require that residents buy permits
for each garage sale, so the city can keep up
with how many each resident has, but
commissioners said they don't want to burden
staff with the permitting process.
going to know who the chief offenders are,
said commission member Kevin Bittinger.
We're going to know where to look.
proposed rule is expected to go to City Council
for a first reading during its July 19 meeting,
along with two other new ordinance
recommendations. That way, they can do them
all at one time, said planning director
other proposals are:
ä An ordinance prohibiting the
operation of professional psychics in the city.
After a New York psychic expressed an interest in
moving to Fayetteville and asked which zoning
category would be suitable, the Planning
Commission discussed the possibility of including
psychic services in zoning categories allowing
entertainment, but eventually decided to prohibit
ä A new zoning category for
office developments in the Fayette Community
Hospital area. Faced with a growing number of
requests for annexation and zoning for offices
along Sandy Creek Road and Ga. Highway 54 near
the hospital, city officials decided the area
needs its own development standards.
the proposals are presented according to schedule
July 19, council can act on them at its next
meeting, Aug. 2, 7 p.m. at City Hall.