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YARD SALE ORDINANCE AMENDED; PERMIT FEE REMOVED
(AUG 27, 2014)  LAWRENCEBURG CITY LEADERS WILL CONSIDER APPROVING AN AMENDED ORDINANCE REGULATING GARAGE AND YARD SALES INSIDE THE CITY LIMITS.  THE PROPOSAL TO BE CONSIDERED ON FIRST READING AT THE NEXT CITY COUNCIL REGULAR SESSION HAS BEEN RE-WORDED WITH SOME CHANGES FROM THE ORIGINAL MEASURE.  THE FIRST DRAFT OF THE ORDINANCE INCLUDED A REFUNDABLE 10 DOLLAR PERMIT FEE FOR YARD SALES.  THE NEW MEASURE HAS NO SUCH FEE AND PERMITS ARE NOT REQUIRED.  THE ORIGINAL PROPOSAL PROHIBITED YARD SALES ON VACANT LOTS OR BUSINESS PARKING LOTS.  THE NEW ORDINANCE STATES THAT THESE LOCATIONS MAY BE USED WITH EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE PROPERTY OWNER.  DETAILS THAT HAVE REMAINED IN BOTH DRAFTS OF THE ORDINANCE INCLUDE: YARD SALES ARE ALLOWED NO MORE THAN THREE TIMES IN A CALENDAR YEAR, MAY RUN NO MORE THAN TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS AND PROPERTY MAY ONLY BE DISPLAYED BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 5 A-M AND 8 P-M.  THE ENFORCEMENT SECTION OF THE PROPOSED MEASURE STATES THAT ANY PERSON CONVICTED OF VIOLATING ANY PROVISIONS OF THE ORDINANCE SHALL BE PUNISHED BY A FINE.  FOR SECOND AND THIRD VIOLATION CONVICTIONS, ADDITIONAL FINES MAY BE ADDED.  THE NEW ORDINANCE IS ON THE AGENDA FOR FIRST READING AT THURSDAY'S CITY COUNCIL MEETING.