Fergus Falls considers banning food trucks downtown

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Fergus Falls considers banning food trucks downtown
Fergus Falls, Minn <a href=”http://www.cheapjerseys11.com/”>cheap jerseys</a> (Valley News Live) Food trucks are becoming a popular item across the nation with its tasty and fairly cheap food options but some in Fergus Falls say they are leaving behind parking issues.
Now city officials are considering placing a ban on the food trucks to help with parking in the downtown area.
“My concept is that you will have more people coming because groups will be able to pick and choose what they want to eat instead of going to a Mexican restaurant or Chinese restaurant,” cascade street station Craig Gantner said.
The city of Fergus Falls says that having food trucks downtown will create parking issues.
“The idea of the ordinance isn’t to prevent food trucks from being in a <a href=”http://www.cheapjerseys11.com/”>http://www.cheapjerseys11.com/</a> downtown business district,” Fergus Falls Chief of Police Kile Bergren said.
They are working on an ordinance that would prevent food trucks from parking on any municipal parking lot and on any public street or private property within 200 feet from schools. One of those streets being Lincoln Avenue, the busiest street in town.
After a heated discussion, they want to rework the plan.
“One suggestion was to designate food truck parking areas in a couple of the city lots,” Bergren said.
“If a food truck was going to move in, they want to be where the action is, the action is on Lincoln Avenue,” council member Wayne Hurley said.
The city has worked with downtown businesses regarding the ordinance. Downtown businesses are supportive of food trucks bringing more business to Fergus Falls.
“Folks are feeling like Lincoln Avenue restriction is far too restrictive. Some of the feedback I have received is that this feels like it is discouraging to businesses,” Hurley said.
They all agree having designated parking for food trucks would be the best idea.
“It takes up parking stalls for businesses and I like the idea of parking lots in the back, I think it’s a great deal,” council member Scott Rachels said.
A plan in the works to better the business downtown.
The city will discuss the changes to the ordinance at their meeting later this month. In Fargo food trucks can operate on private property or they can get a license to sell food on the city’s sidewalk.
Fergus Falls considers banning food trucks downtown Fergus Falls, Minn <a href=”http://www.cheapjerseys11.com/”>cheap jerseys</a> (Valley News Live) Food trucks are becoming a popular item across the nation with its tasty and fairly cheap food options but some in Fergus Falls say they are leaving behind parking issues. Now city officials are considering placing a ban on the food trucks to help with parking in the downtown area. “My concept is that you will have more people coming because groups will be able to pick and choose what they want to eat instead of going to a Mexican restaurant or Chinese restaurant,” cascade street station Craig Gantner said. The city of Fergus Falls says that having food trucks downtown will create parking issues. “The idea of the ordinance isn’t to prevent food trucks from being in a <a href=”http://www.cheapjerseys11.com/”>http://www.cheapjerseys11.com/</a> downtown business district,” Fergus Falls Chief of Police Kile Bergren said. They are working on an ordinance that would prevent food trucks from parking on any municipal parking lot and on any public street or private property within 200 feet from schools. One of those streets being Lincoln Avenue, the busiest street in town. After a heated discussion, they want to rework the plan. “One suggestion was to designate food truck parking areas in a couple of the city lots,” Bergren said. “If a food truck was going to move in, they want to be where the action is, the action is on Lincoln Avenue,” council member Wayne Hurley said. The city has worked with downtown businesses regarding the ordinance. Downtown businesses are supportive of food trucks bringing more business to Fergus Falls. “Folks are feeling like Lincoln Avenue restriction is far too restrictive. Some of the feedback I have received is that this feels like it is discouraging to businesses,” Hurley said. They all agree having designated parking for food trucks would be the best idea. “It takes up parking stalls for businesses and I like the idea of parking lots in the back, I think it’s a great deal,” council member Scott Rachels said. A plan in the works to better the business downtown. The city will discuss the changes to the ordinance at their meeting later this month. In Fargo food trucks can operate on private property or they can get a license to sell food on the city’s sidewalk.

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