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File #: 39900    Version: 1 Name: Ice cream vending trucks
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/25/2015 In control: VENDING OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
On agenda: 10/20/2015 Final action: 10/20/2015
Enactment date: 10/29/2015 Enactment #: ORD-15-00119
Title: Amending Section 9.13(4)(j) and (s) of the Madison General Ordinances regarding ice cream vending trucks.
Sponsors: Michael E. Verveer, Zach Wood
Fiscal Note
No fiscal impact.
Title
Amending Section 9.13(4)(j) and (s) of the Madison General Ordinances regarding ice cream vending trucks.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: As the City’s street vending ordinance has evolved, a maximum size restriction of 10 x 12 feet has been placed on all street vending equipment, city-wide. All equipment, food carts, etc., must fit within a 10 x 12 footprint. This has created confusion regarding ice cream trucks. This ordinance clarifies that the 10 x 12 footprint does not apply to an ice cream vendor that holds a valid city street vending license and the necessary health department licensing. All other applicable street vending rules and licensing requirements continue to apply, including those regulating food cart vendors on the State Street Mall/Capitol Concourse-ice cream trucks are not eligible to vend in that area or in other specially regulated vending areas under Sec. 9.13, MGO.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
1. Subdivision (j) entitled “Appearance of Vending Site and Equipment” of Subsection (4) entitled “General Restrictions on Vending” of Section 9.13 entitled “License for Selling on Public Streets” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:
“(j) Appearance of Vending Site and Equipment. Vendors must maintain their vending site areas and vending equipment in a clean and hazard-free condition.
1. Vending Site Perimeter. For purposes of this requirement, the maximum size of the “vending site” shall be the actual dimensions of an assigned site, or a perimeter of not more than ten by twelve feet (10’ x 12’) around the vendor if vending in an area where an assigned site is not required, except that a the following are not subject to this vending site size restriction:
a. Mobile Grocery Stores. A mobile grocery store, as defined in Sec. 28.211, if owned and operated by...

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