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Illinois City Wants to Ban "Tacky" Sales Method

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See! Now this is what we're talking about!
You could say it's a "sign of the times" or more proof that some cities just don't have enough real problems to address.

This month in Fairview Heights, Illinois, members of the city council will consider a bill that would ban the sale of personal vehicles in the city's commercial districts. According to the town's planning department, some resident have complained about seeing cars, trucks and boats sitting in parking lots with handmade "For Sale" signs posted onto the vehicles.

"Tacky" is the word some people have used to describe the vehicles up for sale along the town's main commercial drag.

Amber G. Miller, the city's director of land use and development, tells the Belleville News-Democrat that people have complained that the items for sale detract from the city's professional business demeanor and make it look like an "old car lot."

Council members aren't necessarily in agreement. Last night they sent the proposed ordinance back to committee to "iron out" a few issues. The bill will be heard at another meeting later this month.

In the meantime, several business owners in Fairview Heights say it's well within their rights to let people showcase used vehicles on their parking lots. The city has somewhat similar restrictions in residential neighborhoods where residents can't park their jalopies on the front lawn with a "For Sale" sign taped to the windshield.

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Fed up
Fed up

Amber G. Miller cares about a few signs but not about the elderly, here is an excerpt from an e-mail she wrote about a dumpster she approved next to an elderly couples outdoor patio,  obviously the public trumps the rights of an individual....                                                

On the dumpster enclosure, we cannot dictate where on the property it is located.  I did work with a Joyce (property manager) to locate it in a location that would impact the residents the least AND NOT BE VISIBLE FROM RUBY LANE AS YOU DRIVE BY.  It more than meets all of the code requirements, I don’t know that we can ask more than that. Let me know if you have questions. Amber  Amber G. MillerDirector of Land Use, Planning & Development

ihatesuburbs
ihatesuburbs

So it is somehow considered 'tacky' to park a vehicle in a parking lot for a big box shopping center surrounded by acres of parking lot with a 4-sale sign in it? I guess these judges of all things aesthetic who complained didn't notice that the parking lot full of cars and the shitty 'architecture' were the ugliest fucking things that are currently produced by our society. I guess that is understandable since most of the morons are probably overweight fucktard Wal-mart shoppers living in shitty rambling plastic houses on 'White Pine Blister street' in an all white, one step from the trailer park 'suburb' like Dardenne Prairie or god forbid Fairview Heights. My advice to these fools and the dipshits complaining on their so called council; GET-A-FUCKING-LIFE.

Chas
Chas

What they are really trying to stop here are "squaters" parking their for sale cars in every half empty strip mall or closed gas station. 

Anonymous
Anonymous

So it's personal car sales with tacky signs making the city look unprofessional and not the half empty strip malls and closed gas stations. Got it.

Jdub
Jdub

The council members then reminded everyone that they live in Fairview Heights and that they shouldn't be so fucking serious all the time.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Meanwhile, handmade WILL PAY CASH 4 YOUR HOUSE signs A-OK.

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