FARMVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – In Farmville, individuals are talking out towards the brand new meals truck pointers. Final evening, on the county commissioner’s assembly, officers voted and handed new meals truck ordinances.
These towards the brand new ordinance mentioned they worry it will cease distributors from coming to city however city leaders imagine the brand new pointers are nice for the city and can support within the city’s development.
“They lastly know that we’ve an ordinance that’s going to work so we’re enthusiastic about that chance and the number of meals that it’ll deliver,” mentioned Mayor John Moore.
New meals truck pointers, in Farmville, are inflicting concern for some distributors and folks in the neighborhood.
Mayor John Moore mentioned the ordinances are wanted and can assist with the city’s development.
“The rules have been lastly created so the distributors know precisely what we’re doing. throughout the board, a lot of meals distributors really feel it is a truthful payment to pay,” he mentioned.
The every day payment for meals vehicles to function will likely be $75 and there’s no restrict to what number of meals vehicles can function on the identical time.
The ordinance additionally contains what number of days they’ll function, how far they should be from a brick and mortar enterprise, and no choice for annual charges.
The proprietor of Ole Time Smokehouse challenged the brand new pointers. He launched a press release via his lawyer stating the brand new guidelines are too restrictive.
“$75 a day, restricted to 2 vehicles, restricted to 2 instances per week. What different enterprise is regulated like that?” mentioned Billy Strickland, of Strickland Agner Pittman in Goldsboro.
The city’s supervisor mentioned the brand new ordinances are because of meals vehicles not paying taxes or utilities like brick and mortars on the town.
“We don’t get any tax income from them we don’t get any utility income from them. There isn’t a intent to eliminate meals vehicles we simply really feel they should be regulated like every other enterprise,” mentioned
Mayor Moore mentioned the city has acquired many telephone calls with meals vehicles excited about coming to the realm. The city has additionally booked some new meals vehicles to come back to the realm.