For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words in the plural number include the singular number, and words in the singular number the plural number. The word “shall” is always mandatory and not merely directory.
   GARAGE SALES. All general sales, open to the public, conducted from or on any premises in any residential or non-residential zone, as defined by the zoning ordinance, for the purpose of disposing of personal property including, but not limited to, all sales entitled “garage”, “lawn”, “yard”, “attic”, “porch”, “room”, “backyard”, “patio”, “flea market” or “rummage” sale. This definition does not include the operation of such businesses carried on in a non-residential zone where the person conducting the sales does so on a regular day to day basis. This definition shall not include a situation where no more than five specific items or articles are held out for sale and all advertisement of such sale specifically names those items to be sold.
   PERSONAL PROPERTY. Property which is owned, utilized and maintained by an individual or members of his or her residence and acquired in the normal course of living in, or maintaining a residence. It does not include merchandise which was purchased for resale or obtained on consignment.
(1994 Code, § 9-603) (Ord. 410, passed 3-10-1986)