Glenwood Council approves first reading of food cart and street vendor ordinances | News

(Glenwood) – Companies hoping to run a food truck and door-to-door operations in Glenwood will soon have new and updated guidelines.

During its last regular meeting, the Glenwood City Council approved the first readings of a new food truck law and an updated street vendor law. Amber Farnan is the City Manager of Glenwood. Farnan tells KMA News that the move to enforce the food truck law comes as many of the city’s vendors and restaurants approach the council. It says the regulation will be similar to that applied in other cities in the region.

It’s always a good option, that way we know who’s coming into town in case there’s a problem with one of the food trucks,” Farnan said. “It’s a basic law for the food cart, they’ll have to go to city hall and fill out a permit application. The prices for those haven’t been set yet and we haven’t decided the length of the permits yet, but we think probably a six-month permit or a one-year permit to allow them to take private property.”

Farnan says they will not be allowed to take to public streets unless it is for a pre-approved event. Additionally, Farnan says the law requires trucks to sit at least 100 feet from another restaurant.

While the city already has a peddler, attorney, and transit merchant law, Farnan says the amendment contains minor procedural changes.

“One thing about the guidelines, the only thing we’ve really changed is that we can set fees by decision and make the application process a little bit simpler,” Farnan said. “To make it reflect the new food truck, so they can come in and it’s basically the same.”

Currently, hawker licenses fees range from $5 for one day to $175 for one year. Farnan says the requirement for a street vendor’s permit remains common among other nearby communities.

Fernan said: “To find out who is in the city and who goes from door to door.” “That way, if we have a problem, we can have it, and we also do a security check to make sure we know who they’re there and we know who they are and where they were before.”

As with other ordinances, proposed new modifications to the food cart and street vendors will require a second and third reading before they are formally adopted.

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