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Chambersburg Borough Council to mull limiting yard sales

There are 74 comments on the Public Opinion story from Jun 2, 2011, titled Chambersburg Borough Council to mull limiting yard sales. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

As yard sale season gets into full swing, Chambersburg Borough Council may consider a proposed ordinance June 13 that would limit borough residents to four yard sales per year.

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Cburg Sux

Spring Grove, PA

#1 Jun 3, 2011
Yet another problem with Chambersburg. I can't wait to move out of here. I don't have yard sales, but it's the thought that the local government is going to tell me what I can and can not do on my own property. Screw them!
Justin Wiley

Chambersburg, PA

#2 Jun 3, 2011
Limit, Take away, Free permit. Freedom? Let's get something clear, if I choose to have a yard sale I will! You can bet your buns I will not be applying for a free permit.
Denny Stine

Shermans Dale, PA

#3 Jun 3, 2011
In the true sense of the word, yard sales are not the problem. The problem is in town flea markets. Nothing wrong with flea markets in the high traffic roadside location. Enforce holding of residential flea markets and let the little guy's yearly yard sale alone.
Sobeit

Greencastle, PA

#4 Jun 3, 2011
"I can't wait to move out of here"
Godspeed!

I would imagine that would be in violation of things like business permits and zoning.
Want2kno

Northampton, PA

#5 Jun 3, 2011
Are they also going to put a limit on those unsightly Political signs that litter the community during elections????? How can you put a limit on one thing and not the other??
Big Al

Chambersburg, PA

#6 Jun 3, 2011
If you need more then four yard sales a year,you are not a yard sale but more like a business.Is your home in a business zone?If so apply for the proper permits to run a business and comply to those restrictions.If your home is zoned residential then please stop causing problems for your neighbors.If you insist on a year round yard sale then move to a business zone and go for it.
Joseph

Scranton, PA

#7 Jun 3, 2011
One yard sale per quarter. Reasonable. It's a stretch to believe that an average household would need more than one sale per quarter/four per year. Of course, if the person collects items to sell from outside their home, that makes it a different matter entirely.
efing joke

Port Richey, FL

#8 Jun 3, 2011
whats next a permit for the parks to visit or tax the yard sales that town knows how to chase out ppl.. im so glad we moved out of pa what a efing joke there your taxes dollars working checking for permits need to worry about the drug problem
Rick

United States

#9 Jun 3, 2011
I support the limitations but applicants for a yard sale permit should be required to submit for a drug test. Government has to begin using its legal authority to make drug users disqualified for everything.
John

Oshkosh, WI

#10 Jun 3, 2011
Sounds like a bunch of bitter rural Pennsylvanians on this board. If you want to live in an area that has garbage laying around all summer that's disguised as a yard sale, please do what you're saying and move out ASAP.Go to Montana- they don't have as many laws there...
Dennis Onimastipants

Greencastle, PA

#11 Jun 3, 2011
Rick wrote:
I support the limitations but applicants for a yard sale permit should be required to submit for a drug test. Government has to begin using its legal authority to make drug users disqualified for everything.
well yeah !!
Canston

United States

#12 Jun 3, 2011
Neighbor having a perpetual yard sale? Give the PA Dept of Revenue a call. Should be easy to see that they are buying and selling junk without collecting sales tax. Most of their junk comes from auction, very simple to prove they are buying with the intent to resell. The means to stop the few offending yard sales is already in place, it's called Zoning. If they are properly zoned and have the proper business license, sales tax ID and report the income to the IRS then there should be no problems.
A permit to have yard sales, no way.
Me-again

Camp Hill, PA

#13 Jun 3, 2011
For a free country we sure have a lot of laws.
Finally

United States

#14 Jun 3, 2011
I see this as a good thing. I'm tired of seeing people sitting along downtown streets with their junk spilling out onto the porch and sidewalks and people can't even comfortably walk by them without going off the sidewalk or out into the street. It's ridiculous.

The other thing is that after you go one time to a house you get used to seeing the same person with the same yard sale stuff in their yard you don't even bother to stop. What's the point? I mean there has to be a saturation level with this kind of thing for people, isn't there? It's like Wal-Mart. I know they sell crap - I've been there many times. If I need crap from China I go there. Otherwise, forget it.
Selena

Chambersburg, PA

#15 Jun 3, 2011
That doesn't sound so bad. The only thing is about having to put everything out of sight after hours. I personally would so, nothing gets stolen but, I can understand that for some people it could be harder to do so.
What if they cover it with tarps or blankets or plastic? I mean after all, some people's porches and yards look far worse than any yardsale
LMM

Chambersburg, PA

#16 Jun 3, 2011
A yard or garage sale is where an individual or family attempts to get rid of items they no longer want, need, nor have space for; attempting to get a little "spending money" for "their unwanted stuff". It's not a periodic money making endeavor selling items which they obtained at other garage or yard sales for the sole purpose of reselling for a profit.
Anon

Tiffin, OH

#17 Jun 3, 2011
Canston wrote:
Neighbor having a perpetual yard sale? Give the PA Dept of Revenue a call. Should be easy to see that they are buying and selling junk without collecting sales tax. Most of their junk comes from auction, very simple to prove they are buying with the intent to resell. The means to stop the few offending yard sales is already in place, it's called Zoning. If they are properly zoned and have the proper business license, sales tax ID and report the income to the IRS then there should be no problems.
A permit to have yard sales, no way.
That's kindof what I was thinking; they (local government) must be doing this as a way of finding another way to tax income. Most people don't make a lot out of their yard sales, but let's squeeze some tax money out of them, anyhow...
wow

Shippensburg, PA

#18 Jun 3, 2011
i'm glad the boro is tackling the tough issues. we must have one of the greatest towns in the country if we have so little problems they have time for this.
Chambersburg area

Chambersburg, PA

#19 Jun 3, 2011
No wonder the house on Scotland Ave has already had 2 yard sales within the past month, both lasting several days with tables out onto the sidewalk. Guess they wanted to get in under the wire. And since it's a double house they'll be able to get in 8 yard sales total.
Embedded Citizen

Hagerstown, MD

#21 Jun 3, 2011
Will the next step for the Council be to tax the profits generated from yard sales?
[TIC] Keep up the hard work Chambersburg Council! Ugh...

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