For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings given herein. 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 include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
   (a)   "Garage sale" includes all general sales, open to the public, conducted from or on a residential premises in any 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", "rummage", "basement", "barn" or "clothesline" sale. This definition shall not apply to sales of displayed items numbering five or less.
   (b)   "Personal property" means 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.
      (Ord. 11-101. Passed 4-7-11.)