OLD ORCHARD BEACH, ME – Old Orchard Beach is considering a moratorium on mobile food businesses, following confusion in interpretation of the town ordinance regarding food trucks.

At the town council’s July 18 meeting, local businesswoman Lisa Gribbin went before the Town Council representing two food trucks that were seeking business licenses to operate on her property.

The Town Council denied the business licenses, stating the town’s ordinance did not allow them.

Town ordinance allows food stands in the downtown area between the beach and Milliken and First Streets. At the July 18 meeting, the town council said food trucks are not food stands and are thus not allowed in this area.

Gribbin said she had read the town ordinance and believed food trucks were allowed, and went to the planning and code enforcement offices and was not told otherwise.

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