Toccoa City Commission Meeting Today

June 17, 2013

Two ordinances highlight the agenda for today’s Toccoa City Commission meeting.

Today, city commissioners are expected to consider a yard sale ordinance, as well as amendments to the sign ordinance.

Commissioners first discussed both ordinances at their meeting last Monday.

Under the proposed yard sale ordinance, a city resident would have to obtain a free permit from the city at least 24 hours before any yard sale is conducted and would be limited to no more than four yard sales in a year. In addition, the ordinance would only allow yard sales to be held on residential properties and would prohibit yard sales upon vacant lots and on lots where there is a structure used primarily for any use other than residential purposes.

There would be an exception for religious and charitable 501c3 organizations. They could have yard sales on the property of the organization or at other locations within the city with the expressed written consent of the owner of the property where the yard sale is being conducted.

Meanwhile, the major amendment to the sign ordinance would allow for electronic message board signage on Big A Road and Currahee Street.

Toccoa City Commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. for their meeting in the commission meeting room at Toccoa City Hall.

The meeting is a week earlier than normal due to a Georgia Municipal Association event next week.

Meanwhile, city commissioners will hold a 4 p.m. work session to discuss SPLOST VI prior to their 5 p.m. meeting.

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