Farmington Council Considering Food Truck Limitations

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(Compiled, July 22, 2016)

Farmington, MI – The Farmington Voice reports that the City of Farmington is considering changing the city’s ordinances in regards to food trucks.

Councilperson Greg Cowley, who owns restaurant in the central business district, has been an “outspoken critic” of food trucks, according to the Voice.

The ordinance changes lisa schmidt lawthe approval process, sets requirements for operational details like insurance, waste disposal, lighting and placement, and other conditions such as the number of time a food truck vendor can operate over the course of the year.

The ordinance would also limit the number of events property owners could host.

Communities have taken different approaches to food trucks, with many embracing them as a way to attract visitors.  South Lyon recently eliminated their ordinances in order to make it more welcoming for food trucks.

To read more about this issue, check out Joni Hubred-Golden’s story in Farmington Voice at  http://www.farmingtonvoice.com/ordinance-may-restrict-food-trucks-in-farmington-153559

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