PELHAM, AL – The City Council is planning to enact regulations that will allow food trucks to legally operate in Pelham by spring.

The municipality’s business license structure does not allow food trucks to operate in the city, but council members are reviewing other cities’ ordinances to figure out what would work for Pelham.

However, that has not prevented food trucks from operating in the city at various events.

When asked about licensing a mobile vendor at a farmers’ market over the summer, City Finance Director Tom Seale told council members during their work session Monday night, “I’m not aware they had a food truck. There was no permit issued.”

Concerning another event that had food trucks, Mayor Gary Waters said the city did not give permission. “We don’t regulate them,” Waters said.

“If we don’t know about them, we can’t address the issue,” Seale said.

Councilman Ron Scott, who is pushing the issue, said he wants the city to allow food trucks to operate legally and pay sales taxes.

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