Phenix City looks to limit yard sales

Leaders in Phenix City may clamp down on yard sales.

Police say some residents are having yard sales every weekend. Mayor Sonny Coulter says that it's like living beside a thrift store for their neighbors.

So the Phenix City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on a new law that would make it a misdemeanor for residents to hold more than two yard sales in a single year. Violators would face fines ranging from $50 to $500.

Council member Jimmy Wetzel says the proposed law may be too strict. He says limiting people to four sales a year may be better.

The ordinance could send some bargain hunters across the Chattahoochee River to Columbus, Ga., where dozens of yard sales are held each weekend and aren't regulated.

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