The City Commission of the city finds and declares that:
   (A)   The intrusion of non-regulated garage sales is causing annoyance to the citizens and residential areas in the city, and congestion of the streets in residential areas in the city;
   (B)   The provisions contained in this chapter are intended to prohibit the infringement of any businesses in any established residential areas by regulating the term and frequency of garage sales, so as not to disturb or disrupt the residential environment of the area;
   (C)   The provisions of this chapter are designed to control the operation of garage sales conducted in non-residential areas where the same are not carried on a daily basis, but rather on an occasional basis;
   (D)   The provisions of this chapter do not seek to control sales by individuals selling a few of their household or personal items; and
   (E)   The provisions and prohibitions hereinafter contained are enacted not to prevent garage sales, but to regulate garage sales for the safety and welfare of the city’s citizens.
(1994 Code, § 9-602) (Ord. 410, passed 3-10-1986)