Council to review food trucks, speed limits


Changes would increase flexibility for food trucks, reduce speed on McKaig Road

By Melanie Yingst - myingst@troydailynews.com



TROY — Food trucks and reducing speed limits on McKaig Road will be on Troy City Council’s agenda at Monday’s meeting at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

McKaig Road speed limit reduction

(R-52-2015) City council will consider reducing the speed limit of McKaig Road/McKaig Avenue between Dorset Road and State Route 718. Currently,the speed limit on McKaig Road/McKaig Avenue between Dorset Road and State Route 718 varies between 25 mph for the roadway within the incorporated area and 55 mph for the roadway outside the incorporated area. A westbound vehicle passes a corporate limit 10 times within this area. Citizens have made requests that the speed limit be stabilized.

The office of the Miami County Engineer has completed a speed study for this area of the roadway. As a result of the study, the city could request that the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) support the revised speed limit to be 45 mph as provided by the ORC. The city was advised that ODOT is aware that the study has been done and is supportive of the proposed speed limit.If approved by council, the city would request ODOT to perform a study/review of the speed limit study of the County and, upon receipt of the response of ODOT, approve the city director of public service and safety to establish a standard speed limit.

The speed limit of 25 mph will remain for McKaig east of Dorset Road.

Food Truck Ordinance Amendments

(O-39-2015) The law and ordinance committee approved to move forward with proposed modifications to the city’s current food truck ordinance on Oct. 12.

Council will consider proposed amendments with the following primary proposed changes:

• The one hour stationary limitation is increased to six hours on private property;

• A mobile food vehicle would be permitted to be within 100 yards of an eating establishment with the written approval of the owners of any such eating establishment; and

• On land owned by the city or an educational institution, and with approval of the director of public service and safety, a mobile food vehicle could remain stationary in one location for up to a 48-hour period, excluding the time for set up and tear down.

• The proposed amendments include that mobile food vendors can operate for sales purposes in the public right-of-way in all zoning districts.

• The new amendments also includes an exemption for city-sponsored events if approved by the director of public service and safety.

If a restaurant within 100 yards of the proposed food truck placement does not give consent, the mobile food truck will not be allowed to park within that area.

CARSTAR storm sewer vacation and dedication at 15 N. Kings Chapel Drive

(O-38-2015) Council will consider the vacation and dedication of a storm sewer easement at 15 N. Kings Chapel Drive to allow for an expansion of the CARSTAR business.

All costs associated with the relocation of the storm sewer utility will be paid by the property owner. The property owner also requested emergency legislation due to its construction schedule.

Changes would increase flexibility for food trucks, reduce speed on McKaig Road

By Melanie Yingst

myingst@troydailynews.com

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

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