City Chooses Not To Change Food Truck Ordinance

The El Porton restaurant food truck.

After a lengthy discussion during an Aug. 22 meeting, the Glenwood City Council has decided not to make changes to its existing food truck ordinance.

After hearing a request earlier this summer from a food truck operator, the city council considered establishing designated food truck parking spots on public streets around Town Square and at city-owned parks and recreational areas.

The existing ordinance requires a mobile food vendor to get permssion from the city before parking and selling their product on a public street or on city-owned property. The intent of the existing ordinance, Glenwood City Administrator Amber Farnan said, is to allow food trucks on public property for special events in the community, like Homecoming or Cultivate Community.

Food trucks are allowed on private property but all mobile vendors are required to get a permit from the city. The current permit fee is $200 for six months or $300 for one year.

The council’s decision to stick with its existing ordinance came after receiving a written and verbal request from Mills County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jennie Davis to not allow food trucks to operate on public streets except for special community events.

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