Get a grip on those damn yard sales

Get a grip on those damn yard sales

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#1 Dec 29, 2011

By Chuck Samples/KVOE News
Posted Dec. 28, 2011

Winter isn't typically thought of as garage sale season, but potential developments in Liberal's garage sale policy have brought to light a similar policy in place here for decades.

Liberal is considering a limit of four garage sales per year because of concerns about traffic, noise, signage and the proliferation of new items being sold. In Emporia, the limit of four has been in place since the 1980s. City Attorney Blaise Plummer says violations would be handled by the city's zoning policy, but there haven't been any problems with the City Commission policy.

Emporian Nina West says she was one of the people at the heart of the controversy over 20 years ago. West said her antique business indirectly helped to spark Emporia's discussion and ultimately policy change because it had irregular but frequent garage sales. West said she had garage sales to get rid of her extra stuff, but people complained and city policy eventually changed.

In a worst-case scenario, people could be subject to a $50 or $100 fine but Plummer says that step has never been taken with this policy.

Liberal is proposing free city permits for people planning garage sales there. No such permits are needed in Emporia.

city commission is a JOKE

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#2 Dec 29, 2011
4 a year???? haha
there are mexicans who never STOP having yard sales in Emporia, everyday the crap is out in their yards, so maybe just maybe they will begin enforcing what they preach, no, DO not mess with the mexicans, remember smith loves them, And then their is the light poles in emporia, every pole has a dozen peices of paper on them, and this is done by all of the lowlifes. After a month or two, the paper finally falls to the ground, smith the address is on the paper ,get them for littering.

The main thing is, smiths cop will feel safe enforcing these laws and maybe it will give the cops something to do, instead staying at home or girl friends place during their shifts

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