GRANVILLE, NJ – Mobile food trucks will be able to operate in six Granville village zoning districts as a result of unanimous action Wednesday night by Granville Village Council.
Hearing comment from only one Granville business person during the continuation of a public hearing on the issue, council members unanimously approved two ordinances permitting food trucks in the prescribed areas, not including the downtown business district.
Public hearings for each ordinance were continued from the Aug. 20 meeting, where there was sentiment both for and against the proposal.
Kara Gallagher, who with her husband Greg Tracey opened Moe’s Original Bar B Que downtown last spring, had expressed reservations about the proposal on Aug. 20.
She said she did not attend Wednesday’s meeting because she was satisfied with the proposal after reading more about it.
“We felt like we had an understanding of what was going on,” she said. “You can’t ban them. It seems like they (village officials) were trying to put something into place.”
Gallagher expressed concern about competition on Aug. 20, but said, “We just didn’t want them close by.”
Only Barb Franks of Taco Dan’s asked questions and made comments about the ordinances Wednesday night.
Franks questioned the hours of operation prescribed in the ordinances. Mobile trucks may operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., with one change added for Institutional Districts (which includes Denison University), where they may operate until 1 a.m.
Franks said she believes the food truck hours should be expanded as well as restricted to avoid competing with the open hours for brick-and-mortar restaurants.
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