CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI – Vending food trucks are a growing industry nationwide, but the Chippewa Falls City Council wants more information before allowing trucks to set up shop in the city.
The council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday that creates a moratorium on mobile vending food trucks in the city.
Council President Bill Hicks said he would like to see the council finish an ordinance before the river front park opens. The proposed park would be located along the north shore of the Chippewa River. Hicks said the park would likely attract vending trucks.
“I think it’s a good process, and it might be a lengthy one, to get an ordinance in place,” Hicks said.
The moratorium has no declared end date. It is in place until the city can investigate and analyze the industry and practices more fully.
Exceptions to the moratorium include vendors at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds and at Pure Water Days events, as well as food delivery trucks like Schwans. Vendors set up in parking lots of retail businesses with the permission of that business — like a stand in the Gordy’s parking lot — also will still be allowed.
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