City of Somerville
Massachusetts

Agenda Item
193397
Placed on File
Nov 20, 2012 7:00 PM

Assistant City Solicitor responding to #192528 re: the Mobile Food Vendor Ordinance.

Information

Department:LawSponsors:
Category:Officer's CommunicationPurposes:Officer's Communication

Official Text

See attached.

 

Meeting History

Jun 14, 2012 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
RESULT:REFERRED FOR RECOMMENDATION
Jul 10, 2012 6:00 PM  Legislative Matters Committee Committee of the Whole
draft Draft
RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEE
Oct 1, 2012 6:00 PM  Legislative Matters Committee Committee of the Whole
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RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEE
Oct 23, 2012 6:00 PM  Legislative Matters Committee Committee of the Whole
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Mr. Shapiro reviewed the proposed Mobile Food Vendor Ordinance with the committee and noted the changes made since the last meeting on this subject. The committee discussed each section of the proposal and requested that the following changes be made:

8-305 Mobile Food Vendor License Required

· Add language - vendor’s license must be visibly displayed during at all times during operation

8-306 Application for a Mobile Food Vendor License

· Add language - if vendor’s license is revoked by the state, the vendor must notify the City within 14 days or face sanctions for violating the City’s ordinance

8-308 Renewal

· Change language - from “Every mobile food vendor license shall be renewed…”

to “Every mobile food vendor license may be renewed…”

8-309 Criteria for Issuance of License

· Add language - Board of Aldermen has the authority to approve or deny licenses

· Change language - in the last sentence, replace the word “location” with “approved street placement”

8-310 Conditions of Operation

· Add language - vendors are encouraged to use composite utensils

8-311 Transfers

· Change language in section (b) to include transfers

8-312 Enforcement

· Add language to include police as the enforcing authority

8-313 Additional Conditions and Restrictions

· Add language requiring that a copy of the lease, from the landlord, be provided and submitted with the license application for vendor’s operating on private property

· Add language listing all fees associated with new and renewed applications

Mr. Shapiro will make the changes and present them to the committee when completed.

RESULT:KEPT IN COMMITTEE
Nov 14, 2012 6:00 PM  Legislative Matters Committee Committee Meeting
draft Draft

This item is no longer relevant since an ordinance regulating mobile food trucks has been passed.

RESULT:PLACED ON FILE
Nov 20, 2012 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
RESULT:PLACED ON FILE