City garage sale sign policy is unreasonable

April 27, 2013 at 4:01 p.m.
Updated April 26, 2013 at 11:27 p.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

In March, my family had a garage sale for one day. We put out four signs in our immediate area. We always pick them up when the sale ends.

A city employee waited until my son left and then took the signs - not even having the courtesy to tell him not to put them out.

I consider it pretty unreasonable for the city to pay overtime Saturday for an employee to pick up garage sale signs. What harm are they doing?

The city already limits sales to two per year and charges $10 for a required permit. I assume they are heading toward prohibiting them completely.

Wouldn't it be smarter to pick up the signs left there after the sales are over and issue citations to them? Some lay there until they rot.

Thanks for letting me inform others not to bother putting out signs.

Carolyn Townsend, Victoria



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