Pine City Considering Ordinance Changes for Outdoor Auctions

Monday, April 6th, 2009 at 5:18 am

Pine City is considering possible changes in its ordinance regarding outdoor auctions.  The discussion stems from Wednesday’s city council meeting.

Cory Gerner and John Beckvar are running auctions during the weekends at the old J&B Rentals facility in downtown Pine City.  They requested the planning commission allow sales outside.

City Council Member Brian Scholin:

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Pine City Fire Marshall Dave Hill says the auctions are bringing in business to the downtown, but says outdoor auctions present a unique set of challenges

Hill:

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The council agreed to send the request back to the planning commission to go through the Conditional Use Permit process.  Paul Miller made the request that the commission also review the city ordinance for holding outdoor auction.

5 Comments

  1. julie 04/6/09 at 6:13am

    I love that there are people downtown, hopefully spending money at other businesses. If the auctions are outside, the stuff should have to be cleaned up right after the auction is over. If not bu the purchaser than by the owner of the auction(John or Cory) FYI I’f like to see more women stuff on the auction!

  2. PC RESIDENT 04/6/09 at 6:50am

    Hopefully the city won’t make a decision that hinders people from coming to downtown PC. A few people walking on the sidewalkd, and some cars parked on the streets… it’s good to finally see some traffic downtown. City Council, please do not blow this!

  3. todd satter 04/6/09 at 8:25am

    trust me the city will screw tthis up just give them time todd satter

  4. Debbie 04/6/09 at 2:09pm

    What is the difference between outdoor auctions at an
    auction house or at a residence. Everything should be removed when the auction is over – either by the buyer or by Cory if no one buys it. They do have a lot of women’s stuff. Hopefully the city won’t mess this up. It’s fun!

  5. Robert Salonek 04/6/09 at 6:29pm

    The big thing about the outdoor auction is it isnt in the ordinance governing usages in its classification there fore a conditional use permit is required at a cost of $345 to the applicant. Now take a look at all the empty store fronts on main street and wonder why PC has to go thru all the technicalities of zoning enforcement.

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