A top official in Liberal says that some residents are taking garage sales to new and bothersome levels, and he’s asking the City Commission to put limits on the events.
The High Plains Daily Leader reports that code enforcement director Kory Krause has proposed an ordinance allowing residents to hold a maximum of four garage sales a year, with free permits obtained from the city.
Garage sales traditionally feature used items that a household no longer needs. But Krause says that in Liberal, some people are making a small business of the sales, holding weekly events with many new items in their original packaging.
Krouse says residents have complained about the noise and traffic created by the sales and the proliferation of signs advertising them.