Kilgore council bans door-to-door sales

Kilgore council bans door-to-door sales

POSTED: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 12:05pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 12:14pm

City council members were unanimous Monday in tightening their ordinance governing door-to-door sales calls in response to a residents survey knocking the practice.

The council also established a separate budget to cover start-up costs from Kilgore’s newly acquired golf course and country club, and heard a staff presentation on creating a wood-chipping site for residents to bring limbs and take away free mulch.

The sales ordinance passed after City Manager Scott Sellers and City Attorney Robert Schleier presented amendments to accommodate outdoor festivals and tent sales in store parking lots.

“We can set up lemonade stands, right?” Mayor Ronnie Spradlin asked, only half joking. Schleier said that instance falls under the exception allowing sales on one’s own property. That exemption allows stores such as Wal-Mart to hold tent sales in their parking lots and downtown businesses that set up sidewalk sales.

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