Guidelines for garage sales in North Battleford

By Collin Stockwell
April 8, 2016 - 6:37am

As the snow disappears and the warm temperatures return people might be thinking about a garage sale. In North Battleford the city has a couple of guidelines in place for any residents looking to advertise their sale.

According to city Communications Coordinator Susanne Abe there are two main guidelines for anyone wishing to put up a sign.

“Residents are not allowed to put them up on public property, utility poles, or on street and sidewalks and of course they are allowed to be put on private property, but we also ask people to ensure they are not a traffic hazard.”

That would include putting signs in places that may block visibility for traffic, or cause traffic to slow down or stop in order for drivers to read sale locations such as intersections. Abe also advised people not to make signs too busy so drivers can easily read them as they pass.

Anyone who doesn’t comply with the guidelines will have their sign taken down, and Abe said they aren’t looking at ticketing anyone.

The city is also asking anyone who puts up a sign for a garage sale to remove it promptly when the sale is over. There are also bulletin boards where the public can post garage sales on, in front of the Co-op Mall along 100th St. and near the Humane Society building on 114th St.

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