Ordinance Committee seeks input from public on Food Truck policy

The Town Council Ordinance Committee will meet virtually on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss recently proposed Food Truck policy amendments -- public feedback is encouraged!

As currently drafted, the proposed policy would allow food trucks under either of the two scenarios:  1. As an accessory use on private property or 2. A  Food Truck Special Use permit.

1. Accessory use on private property would be allowed with the following parameters:

  • Allowable town-wide on private property.
  • Limited to 5 days per calendar year, with no limit to the number of trucks per day.
  • Must be parked on private property of the applicant.
  • Hours of operation limited to 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; and 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Friday through Saturday
  • Food truck patrons limited to guests of the property and not the general public (In commercial districts, food truck patrons may include the general public).
  • Property owner shall be responsible for confirming that the food truck has a current state health permit.

2. Food Truck Special Use Permit - Food trucks would be allowed with a Food Truck Special Use Permit from the Town Council with the following parameters (Note: School events located on the school campus are subject to the approval of the School Superintendent):

  • Food trucks may be parked on private property, public road, or municipal property with permission of the land owner.
  • Location, days, and hours of operation shall be provide.
  • Food trucks must be removed from property after operation of each day.
  • Current state health permit shall be included with the application.
  • Application shall be submitted to the Town Council, circulated to the Police Chief, Fire Chief, Code Enforcement Officer, Community Services Director, and Superintendent of Schools for comments.
  • Town Council review will include preserving public health, safety, and welfare of community.

Members of the public interested in participating in the meeting may use this Zoom link or may email the Town Council Ordinance Committee.

The Ordinance Committee met on November 17 and December 8, 2021 to develop specific policy and language for food trucks.  It was noted during a July 12 Town Council meeting that currently such an ordinance does not exist [Article].

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