CHURUBUSCO â€” With only one council member in support of the proposed garage sale ordinance for Churubusco, the change was not passed at Wednesdayâ€™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.
â€śI have a few issues with the ordinance. There are some items I think we need to take a look at,â€ť Pepple said.
â€śI donâ€™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.â€ť
In previous meetings, Clerk-Treasurer Madalyn Sade-Bartl explained that the permit fees charged to garage sellers was pooled and used for marketing the townâ€™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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