Food truck ordinance to be reviewed


Changes would allow mobile food vendors more time to operate for special events

Melanie Yingst - myingst@troydailynews.com



TROY — Members of the Law and Ordinance Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. today to consider modifying the city’s ordinance regarding food truck services in the city limits.

The amendments to the ordinance are “to provide opportunities during certain special events and events that may be sponsored by the city at which mobile food vendors may exceed the one hour time frame to remain stationary in one location and operating for sales purposes.”

Current legislation limits mobile food vendors — or food trucks — to remain stationary for one hour in the public right-of-way.

According to the committee packet, in recent months there have been requests that the mobile food vehicles be permitted to remain in one place for a longer time period in order to participate in certain special events. Staff from several departments has met with the director of law and assistant director of law to review and consider amendments that could be recommended that could provide additional flexibility.

Changes to the legislation also include that mobile trucks should not be open for business or operate within 100 yards of an eating place, carry-out, drive-in or other dining establishments. The suggested amendment would make an exception to this rule if written approval is obtained from each business that would be within 100 yards of the eating place and approved by the director of public service and safety.

Changes would allow mobile food vendors more time to operate for special events

Melanie Yingst

myingst@troydailynews.com

Reach Melanie Yingst at myingst@civitasmedia.com or follow her on Twitter @Troydailynews

Reach Melanie Yingst at myingst@civitasmedia.com or follow her on Twitter @Troydailynews