Congratulation to a city council that gets it. All food truck regulations should be “not prohibitive in nature but to institute proactive measures to ensure regulatory consistency.” If more cities followed this model instead instituting laws that protect restaurant owners the local food industry would grow and provide more food options.
NORTH OLMSTED, OH – At its Tuesday meeting, city council members passed unanimously legislation that regulates mobile food vendors in North Olmsted.
The intent of the law, as stated previously by Law Director Michael Gareau Jr. during discussions in March, is not to be prohibitive in nature but to institute proactive measures to ensure regulatory consistency. Chapter 735, Food Trucks, of the city business regulation code has been created to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.
Requirements for mobile food vendors wanting to do business in North Olmsted include having a duly licensed vehicle and trailer; a current, clearly displayed Mobile Food Vending License, as issued by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health; availability for inspection by the fire department while operating; adherence to local and state fire code regulations; and sales of food and/or non-alcoholic beverages only.
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