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Couches banned from Durham porches, yards

Posted June 5, 2012 9:55 a.m. EDT

— Couches are indoor, not outdoor furniture, according to the Durham City Council.

The council voted unanimously Monday night to change the city ordinance to ban putting upholstered furniture outside on front porches and in yards.

City officials said several residents complained that outdoor couches were an eyesore and unhealthy because upholstery retains water.