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GARAGE SALES: Ordinance continues to delay council

September 5, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — With only one council member in support of the proposed garage sale ordinance for Churubusco, the change was not passed at Wednesday’s Town Council meeting.

A public hearing held for the ordinance in August opened the floor to several town residents who had complaints against the proposal.

After having a chance to discuss some of the concerns, Councilman Mark Pepple offered his opinion on the ordinance before the vote.

“I have a few issues with the ordinance. There are some items I think we need to take a look at,” Pepple said.

“I don’t really see the need for the user fee. I think those fees should be charged to the people who want to take part in the town-wide sale.”

In previous meetings, Clerk-Treasurer Madalyn Sade-Bartl explained that the permit fees charged to garage sellers was pooled and used for marketing the town’s sale in September.

However, under the proposed ordinance, sellers taking part in the town-wide sale did not have to pay the permit fee.

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