Pocahontas City yardsale restrictions...

Pocahontas City yardsale restrictions . Agree or disagree ?

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Againstthemachin e

Mount Pleasant, AR

#1 Apr 1, 2014
The city of Pocahohtas has in place limilts and fees to its citizens concerning yardsales on their own property . The city charges a 25.00 fee per yardsale as well as a 3 yardsale a year limit . Many people make /earn extra income having yardsales while others save money going to yardsales , I personally do not agree with the local goverment controlling this issue and think it is unfair to the citizens of the city of Pocahontas . Now please think about this issue and voice your opinion on this subject . Please be thoughtful , honest and mature in your opinion . I am gathering this information for a reason which may turn into a petition drive to change this ordinace for the betterment of this community and the people within . Strength comes in numbers as I ask all to stand together with me to bring change to this issue . The City leaders have no right to tell us what we can or can not do on our own property as long as it is beneficial/productive to ourselfs and the community we live . Stand with me please on this issue . Thank you !
question

United States

#2 Apr 1, 2014
Againstthemachine wrote:
The city of Pocahohtas has in place limilts and fees to its citizens concerning yardsales on their own property . The city charges a 25.00 fee per yardsale as well as a 3 yardsale a year limit . Many people make /earn extra income having yardsales while others save money going to yardsales , I personally do not agree with the local goverment controlling this issue and think it is unfair to the citizens of the city of Pocahontas . Now please think about this issue and voice your opinion on this subject . Please be thoughtful , honest and mature in your opinion . I am gathering this information for a reason which may turn into a petition drive to change this ordinace for the betterment of this community and the people within . Strength comes in numbers as I ask all to stand together with me to bring change to this issue . The City leaders have no right to tell us what we can or can not do on our own property as long as it is beneficial/productive to ourselfs and the community we live . Stand with me please on this issue . Thank you !
What are the reasons that they have to charge this? There are 2 sides to every story and they must have a reason.
Againstthemachin e

Greenbrier, AR

#3 Apr 1, 2014
Its efforts
question wrote:
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What are the reasons that they have to charge this? There are 2 sides to every story and they must have a reason.
. The 2 reasons are money hungry & money hungry . Its not so much a issue with the permit fee except the cost being 25.00 that should be only 10.00 max .The other issue/problem is putting a limit on how many one resident can have in a year that is unacceptable . I have to question the legal aspects on this issue and will soon be looked into from a legal standpoint . The yardsales have a positive impact on the city due to bringing citizens in from other surrounding towns . These citizens that wouldn't normally come to Pocahontas that come to yardsales spend money elsewhere which in turn brings tax dollars into the city . If one wants to know the answers to "Why" they should direct their questions to the elected officals for whom are voted into their positions and are expected to support the community members and their efforts in a positive way and treat all equally .
guest

Newalla, OK

#4 Apr 1, 2014
why don't you talk to the people who went against the city and its ambulance ordinance, see how far they got. those folks managed to sneak a petition to the ballot, and trief to defeat the ordinance. yah. we smacked them down and had passed another ordinance, piss on the stupid election. anyway the voters didn't know what was good for them, they are much better off with the city run the ambulance now. and the new ambilamce makes money for the city because it advertises on radio. so don't try it pay ur fees and keep your trash sale out here.
they money hungry

Little Rock, AR

#5 Apr 2, 2014
just find someone willing to let you have one at city limits or just advertise is it as a yard sale. just put stuff for sell and each item requires a donation amount.
hicks-r-us

Jonesboro, AR

#6 Apr 2, 2014
they money hungry wrote:
just find someone willing to let you have one at city limits or just advertise is it as a yard sale. just put stuff for sell and each item requires a donation amount.
i understand the need to control the number of yard sales at any given address.nobody wants to live next to a junk store,and if you want a business you should have a business location,that being said,it does seem that we are being over regulated.i personally don't think that a yard sale per month is excessive, and it does bring people in from out of town which puts more money into the community.$25.00 a yard sale is way too much to charge someone for selling their own stuff in their own yard.the people should be allowed to and encouraged to earn an honest dollar,not nickle and dimed for every little thing they mjght get.so instead of jumping through hoops and trying to find someone outside city limits to allow you to use their property,stand up for your rights,after all,it is your stuff and it is your home.if you believe that this is true be vocal about it,get on the agenda at the next council meeting and have your say.be objective and respectful 'cause if you go in with a btchy i;m gonna straighten this sht out attitude,they wont here a word that you say.
Sale

Jonesboro, AR

#7 Apr 2, 2014
You get one free sale a year. I think one is plenty enough for anyone. Its a lot of work anyway. What you dont sell put it in storage or list it on craigslist and sell it there for free.
hicks-r-us

Jonesboro, AR

#8 Apr 2, 2014
Sale wrote:
You get one free sale a year. I think one is plenty enough for anyone. Its a lot of work anyway. What you dont sell put it in storage or list it on craigslist and sell it there for free.
dont break wind,you'll pop an eardrum.
Guest

Mountain Home, AR

#9 Apr 2, 2014
Personally I am happy about it. I have a neighbor that used to have two or three yard sales a month. People would park all over my yard and sometimes block my driveway, if they want to sell that much stuff get a booth at a flea market! They have no right running a business in a residential neighborhood.
Againstthemachin e

Conway, AR

#10 Apr 2, 2014
Guest wrote:
Personally I am happy about it. I have a neighbor that used to have two or three yard sales a month. People would park all over my yard and sometimes block my driveway, if they want to sell that much stuff get a booth at a flea market! They have no right running a business in a residential neighborhood.
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