The event officially began Wednesday, but participation grows throughout the week until the sale wraps up Sunday afternoon.
Cave Spring City Council members made plans for policing the yard sale and Halloween activities during an agenda-setting session Wednesday.
The board is usually asked to close Love and Fannin streets for Halloween, Mayor Rob Ware said, and he wants any request in by the Tuesday Council meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. at City Hall. Questioned about when trick-or-treating would take place, Councilwoman Nellie McCain said it would be Oct. 31.
“Halloween is always on the day it’s on, unless it’s a Sunday. Then it’s Saturday,” she explained.
Council members also expect to address a drainage complaint and a petition for speed bumps on Love Street at their regular meeting. Police Chief Jerry Ely said he would investigate the possibility of rumble strips, but the street is too short to add traffic-calming devices.
“We had breaks there at one time, but it didn’t do any good,” Ware noted. “And if we put them there, everyone will want them.”
The flooding issue is unlikely to be completely resolved. Ware said the street level has been raised over the years by resurfacing, and blocking rainwater from one yard will just redirect it to another.
“We have other areas like that, too,” he said. “The real solution is costly — grinding down the road and repaving it.”
Downtown Development Authority Chairman Nancy Boehm also reported on the 2012 Pig Out conducted Sept. 22. The event netted $13,000, compared with an average of $8,000 to $10,000 in previous years. The money is used to support DDA activities.