By Tammy Moore Teague
At Thursday night’s Mansfield City Council meeting, City Attorney Matt Ketcham presented members with information regarding an ordinance that would regulate yard sales within the city.
The ordinance would require permits for yard sales, which would have to be obtained through city hall. The council discussed charging for the permits, but Ketcham advised against it saying it would “be a nightmare to keep track of.”
Reasons for the ordinance include the city’s ability to track the locations of the sales and to ensure that the signs are taken down in a timely manner. “If not,” added Ketcham, they can be fined.