If you live in South Greensburg, Pa., and intend to make a little money by having a garage sale this summer, make sure you factor in the fee.
A garage sale permit is only $5, but it has some wondering if the city is overstepping its bounds.
In an attempt to prevent junky garage sales, the city wants to make it difficult for citizens to have them. “We decided, with the warmer weather coming up, we would sort of define what a garage sale was,” Borough Council President Clentin Martin said.
They are trying to avoid, “people going to flea markets, buying junk that they collect in these flea markets bringing it home, then putting it into their garage, and then calling it a ‘garage sale.’”
Not only would the proposed ordinance make individuals pay a fee in order to have a sale, it would also limit the number of times they could have one.
The ordinance would limit each family to two sales per year. Also, each sale has to be over two consecutive days, and a separate permit would have to be purchased for each garage sale.