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Council members to consider questions regarding potential food cart ordinance

The Molalla City Council will meet for a work session to discuss a potential food truck/cart ordinance on Aug. 28 at the Adult Center at 6:30 p.m. prior to the regular council meeting.

Last May, council members asked staff to research options for regulations to allow food trucks or carts on private property in Molalla.

While staff is ready to begin the project, it needs some direction and is asking council members to provide feedback, discussion and consensus before proceeding with public involvement.

Staff is questioning council members if food trucks should be allowed on private property and if so where should they be allowed. Staff also questioned the number of food trucks/carts allowed on a single property before a public hearing is required as well as what type of design standards will apply.

PMG FILE PHOTO: DEBORAH GUINTHER - Pictured is the Lumber Jack Burger food cart stationed at the property of the Lumber Jack Grill restaurant.

Among the areas staff looked at are general commercial districts, the central commercial district or downtown or all commercial districts, light industrial districts, heavy industrial districts or all industrial districts.

Council members will then discuss a public involvement survey for the general public and restaurant owners, which will be followed later this winter with policy discussions with the Planning Commission and City Council on the subject. The work session is open to the public, but will not offer time for public comment.

Carol Rosen
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