For a number of weeks Database Management Marketing, Inc., or DMMI Promotions, has been asking for an ordinance to allow off-site automotive sales within the city limits of Pineville.
City council members considered the request at the monthly meeting of the Pineville City Council.
Pineville City Attorney John Gambrel told the council that it had the right to either pass or reject an ordinance.
“If you want an off-site auto sale within the city limits you can pass an ordinance allowing off-site automotive sales. The city doesn’t have a current ordinance to allow such auto sales,” Gambrel told the council.
Wayne Farris is on the Motor Vehicle Commission that sells all type of business licenses to auto dealers. He told the councilmen that, “off-site sales is one of our biggest headaches. If there is no ordinance to allow such sales, no business license can be issued to those companies. Currently neither Bell County or Pineville has that type of ordinance.”
The council again voiced its opinion of not wanting such temporary businesses in the city as it would be an unfair competition against local car dealers, and voted not to allow an ordinance that would allow such companies to set up temporary shop.
A piece of legislation is expected to be signed into law to allow golf carts on city streets. The issue came up when the city wanted to ban the carts downtown. Bell County Circuit Court Clerk Colby Slusher was asked to address the council about the new proposed law. He said under KRS 189 and SB 5B93 it would allow golf carts on any city street as long as it was 35.0 horsepower or less. Slusher says the legislation will not become law, until signed by the governor or, if he doesn’t sign it, overridden by the legislature. He suggested the council be sure if the bill is to become law or not before rewriting the current city ordinance.
Gambrel suggested he go ahead and update the current legislation and if it is passed, the ordinance will be ready for the council to have its two readings before the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival gets under way. The council agreed.
It was pointed out that ATVs are not allowed to be on city streets.
C.J. Harte is a Correspondent for the Daily News. He can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.