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Bloomington City Council Postpone Voting Again On Food Truck Ordinance
Updated December 11, 2014 11:41 AM | Filed under: Politics
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(BLOOMINGTON) - For the second consecutive meeting, the Bloomington City Council chose to postpone voting on a new ordinance regulating food trucks and mobile food vendors.

The council unanimously voted to delay voting on the ordinance until the first 
quarter of 2015. When proposed next year, the votes on the regulations must take place by 
March 2015.

The council delayed the vote because there are additional issues that needed discussed.

Delaying the vote causes a restart of legislation with introductory first readings, subsequent meetings and a new ordinance number.

The ordinance will create operating rules for food trucks and mobile vendors working in the city. Under the current proposed ordinance, vendors could not operate within 50 feet from the facade or outdoor seating of a brick-and-mortar restaurant. They cannot park in city spots without permission from the Board of Public Works and are prohibited from operating on the B-Line Trail. These businesses may operate 24 hours a day on private property. They are prohibited from operating on public property between 4:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. and would be enforced with all other rules by officers hired by the city.

There was also working about the loudness of a vendors generator. At previous meetings, it was proposed that generators be no louder than 70 decibels at four feet, but was rejected after the council could not agree on whether or not that was an acceptable level of sound.

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