Chapter 5.53
OUTSIDE PROMOTIONAL SALES

Sections:

5.53.010    Compliance with code—Nuisance prohibited.

5.53.020    Off-street parking—Interference with traffic prohibited.

5.53.030    Permit required in B-2 zone—Fee.

5.53.040    Frequency of sale in B-2 zone—Duration of sale.

5.53.060    Severability.

5.53.010 Compliance with code—Nuisance prohibited.

All sales where merchandise is displayed for sale outside the building where the business is carried on shall be conducted in such a manner so that the sale and the facilities used to conduct the sale shall comply in all respects with all sanitation, fire, electrical and building codes of the city of Yakima and so as not to create obnoxious odors, loud noises or other nuisances which may essentially interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life and property by occupants of property in the vicinity of the premises where such sale is conducted. (Ord. 348 § 1, 1962).

5.53.020 Off street parking—Interference with traffic prohibited.

Where an outside promotional sale is being conducted, off-street parking spaces shall not be reduced below the minimum requirements of Chapter 15.06 of this code; and all entrances to and exits from off-street parking areas and the business building shall be kept clear at all times. Loading, unloading and storage of merchandise shall be done on private property in such a manner so as not to interfere in any way with vehicular and pedestrian traffic on public ways or on the off-street parking area. (Ord. 93-55 § 1, 1993: Ord. 348 § 1, 1962).

5.53.030 Permit required in B-2 zone—Fee.

No person, firm or corporation shall conduct a sale in a B-2 local business zone, where merchandise is displayed for sale outside of the building where the business is carried on without first obtaining a permit to do so and paying a fee of ten dollars for each sale. Only one permit shall be required where two or more persons, firms or corporations conduct such sales in a B-2 zone contemporaneously with each other and in the same general location. No permit shall be issued to conduct such a sale on premises where no business has been established prior to the time application for a permit is made, and such sale shall be of a character so as to be related and incidental to the established business. Application for such permit shall be made with the building inspector; and all information required by the building inspector, including a plot plan, necessary for the administration of this chapter shall be furnished by the applicant before a permit may be issued. (Ord. 348 § 1, 1962).

5.53.040 Frequency of sale in B-2 zone—Duration of sale.

When any outside promotional sale is conducted in a B-2 zone, the duration of each sale shall be limited to not more than twenty-eight consecutive days. No more than four such sales shall be conducted at the same location in a B-2 zone in any calendar year. (Ord. 348 § 1, 1962).

5.53.060 Severability.

In the event any section, subsection, subdivision, sentence, clause or phrase of this chapter is, for any reason, held to be unconstitutional or void, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this chapter which shall continue in full force and effect. (Ord. 348 § 1, 1962).