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Grandview tightens yard sale ordinance

GRANDVIEW - Citizens in Grandview are urged to read their yard sale licenses upon signing them.

The city is cracking down on violators of the yard sale ordinance, and officials have been given the authority to do so.

At Tuesday's Grandview City Council meeting, City Administrator Cus Arteaga said revisions to the ordinance were necessary because there have been citizens using yard sale permits for something that more closely resembles a flea market situation.

He said there have been instances of items in mass quantities being repackaged for sale much like one would find at a market.

The ordinance allows one yard sale per month per individual resident.

The new language in the ordinance states items sold in a yard sale must be used personal property. The word "used" did not appear in the ordinance prior to Tuesday.

Restrictions on advertising were also tightened in the ordinance. Signs can no longer be placed in a public right-of-way and permission must be obtained from a property owner where the signs are placed.

Also, the signs cannot be posted more than 24 hours prior to the yard sale. They must be removed within two hours of the sale closing.

The persons responsible for the signs will be penalized for violating the ordinance.

The revisions to the ordinance received unanimous consent from the Grandview City Council.

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