BAINBRIDGE, GA – The Bainbridge City Council unanimously approved a new ordinance governing mobile food trucks within the city limits.

“We had some interest from the community to have food trucks be allowed to operate in the city,” assistant city manger Roy Oliver said. “We had the mobile food truck and the mobile car wash come up about the same time and we were working on both of them.”

The ordinance oversees all mobile food units including food trucks, ice cream trucks and pushcarts. Bainbridge’s ordinance was modeled after one previously approved by Roswell, Georgia. 

“I think it is a good idea,” council member Don Whaley said. “The one that it is going to affect the most is the shaved ice person. Any other opportunities for a good place to eat is a plus.”

Kregg Close added, “I think the mobile food truck ordinance was a good ordinance to be passed. It gives an opportunity for good food vending in the city. I think it is a plus for the city as well as the all ready operating icee truck because I like that myself. I think it’s a good thing.”

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