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Hillsboro Adopts Ordinance Regulating Food Trucks

Wed, 28 Nov 2018 10:44:08 CST


As part of a short agenda, the Hillsboro City Council adopted an ordinance during their meeting Tuesday evening regulating food trucks in the city.

Mayor Brian Sullivan said the idea to regulate food trucks originated with the city's planning commission. There have been a few trucks that have opened for business in Hillsboro recently, and Mayor Sullivan said it is a good idea to have an ordinance in place in case someone operating a truck that is not up to standard decides to visit and open up shop. He said he did not see anything in the new ordinance that would interfere with the trucks that are currently operating.

Regulations in the new ordinance include each truck operator paying a fee of $50 per year and each business having a permit that legally allows them to serve food. City attorney Kit Hantla said they also have to establish that they are not associated with a carnival since those permits are different.

Matt Chandler operates one of the food trucks currently in Hillsboro. He attended the meeting and told the council that he has run into problems at times operating his truck on his business's property due to the proximity of the sidewalk. Sullivan said that he did not believe the ordinance would change that situation.

The council voted to adopt the ordinance, 3-0, with commissioner Daniel Robbins absent from the meeting.

The next Hillsboro City Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 11, at 7 p.m.


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