Dresden approves yard sale regulations

Dresden approves yard sale regulations
By BRAD GASKINS
News Editor
DRESDEN – The city of Dresden has new rules regulating yard sales, as well as a new recycling program.
City aldermen approved both measures Thursday in a special called meeting at City Hall.
The yard sale ordinance passed with a 4-1 vote, with Alderman Jake Bynum casting the dissenting vote.
The ordinance allows for four yard sales per household in any 12 month period. All yard sales will require a permit, and the city-wide yard sale will not count against the allowance.
Yard sales will be allowed Thursday through Saturday only.
With a 5-0 vote, aldermen approved a recycling program with Barker Brothers.
Residents will pay an extra $1 a month to cover a second bin that will be designated for recycling. Recycling pick-up will alternate every other week with trash pick-up in between.
“We will need an additional 5 years extension of the contract in order to pay for the additional cart we will place at each home for the recyclable material,” Barker Brothers Division Manager Bryan Barker wrote in a letter to aldermen. “We will lock the month fuel fees for a year at the time and our annual price increase will be 2 percent. These changes apply to the monthly bill for all services.”
Recyclable materials the company is able to handle include cardboard, plastic bottles, metal food cans, newspaper and general household papers.
The company will not be able to recycle any glass or Styrofoam products, according to Barker.
The company has been in business since 1981. Published in The WCP 11.20.12

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