Vote on Rochester Food Truck Ordinance May Take Place Monday
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - The Rochester City Council is scheduled to hold another public hearing Monday evening on a proposed final version of its food truck ordinance.
Although much of the ordinance has been worked out, there are still some issues that have to be dealt with. One of the biggest is the adoption of proposed zones where the trucks could operate in the downtown.
Hours of operation within the zones also need to be addressed. Police Chief Roger Peterson is recommending the trucks cease sales at 1 a.m. to avoid problems with the bar close crowd.
The Council will also consider restrictions in the area of city parks and the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial.
The proposed ordinance would require food truck operators to obtain a license from the city and pay a fee that would be set by the City Council.
The council could vote on the proposed ordinance after the hearing is closed.