HICKORY, NC — Following a great deal of community discussion and input, the Hickory City Council approved guidelines allowing food trucks and other vendors to operate in six city parking lots and six city parks.

The regulations approved Tuesday were broader and less restrictive than those presented by city staff at the May 2 council meeting.

Under the approved regulations, all food vendors, both trucks and carts, would be charged a $25 annual fee with their required application permit.

Criminal background checks for all food vendor employees would also be required as part of the permitting process. The permits are valid for a year.

The permitting process goes through the planning department, which is required to give a response within 10 business days.

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