YORK, PA – Changes to York’s food truck ordinance are once again in front of the City Council, but a potential vote won’t come until July 21 because of the council’s limited summer meeting schedule.
Councilwoman Renee Nelson wants to see the operating hours reduced for food trucks within the city’s Central Business District and a buffer that would prevent food trucks from operating within 100 feet of a restaurant when that restaurant is open.
Nelson’s proposed amendments would allow food trucks to operate in the city’s Central Business District from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Food trucks would still be permitted to operate elsewhere in the city from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. The 100-foot buffer would not exist around restaurants that permitted food trucks to be within 100 feet of them.
Preventing food trucks from parking near Penn and Market Farmers Market and Central Market would help preserve the buildings’ vendors, Nelson said. The city put a lot of money into the markets through grants, Nelson said, and she would not want to see that investment undone.
The city had not received any food truck permit applications as of Tuesday, according to the city Solicitor’s office.
Nelson’s amendments failed to clear the council’s committee in April, but received the necessary votes at the May 27 committee meeting.
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