LOCAL LAW #1 OF 2002

ESTABLISHING GUIDELINES FOR THE CONDUCT OF GARAGE/YARD SALES

 

SECTION I: PURPOSE

The purpose of this Local Law shall be to establish guidelines for the conduct of sales of personal property, household items, etc. as defined in this Local Law.

SECTION II: DEFINITIONS

The following words and terms shall have the respective meanings as defined herein when used in this Chapter, namely:

a)      GARAGE/YARD SALE -The sale of personal property which mayor may not be advertised as such by newspaper, flyer, sign, or other media, from private residential property, usually operating in and/or around a garage or car port, the open, outdoor area of the property, in and/or around a porch, or under a tent or covering of some sort. Such sale is also commonly known by terms including, but not limited to: lawn sale, tag sale, porch sale, tent sale, yard sale, or estate sale, etc. This definition shall not include a situation where not more than five (5) specific items are held out for sale and where all advertisement of such sale specifically names those items to be sold.

 

SECTION III: PROHIBITED ACTS

a) It shall be unlawful for any person, or combination of persons, including an owner, landlord or tenant, of any property to operate, undertake or engage in a garage or yard sale from any residence or other property within the Village of Moravia, in any district (other than the central business district, commercial/light industrial district, or commercial district) in excess of four (4) consecutive calendar days.

b) It shall be unlawful for any person, or combination of persons, including an owner, landlord or tenant, of any property to operate, undertake or engage in a garage or yard sale from any residence or other property within the Village of Moravia, in any district (other than the central business district, commercial/light industrial district, or commercial district) in excess of four (4) times per calendar year.

SECTION IV: PENAL TIES FOR OFFENSES:

a) Any person within the Village of. Moravia that violates Prohibited Act "A" of this Chapter will be subject to a fine of not more than Two Hundred Fifty ($250.00) Dollars. Each day during which such violation occurs constitutes a separate offense, and, therefore, is subject to an additional fine.

b) Any person within the Village of Moravia that violates Prohibited Act "B" of this Chapter will be subject to a fine of not more than Seven Hundred Fifty ($750.00) dollars. Each day during which such violation occurs constitutes a separate offense, and, therefore, is subject to an additional fine.

SECTION V: EFFECTIVE DATE:

This Local Law shall take effect upon filing with the Secretary of State's office.