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File #: 56478    Version: 1 Name: Full-sized Food Trucks
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/26/2019 In control: Attorney's Office/Approval Group
On agenda: 9/17/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Enactment date: 9/28/2019 Enactment #: ORD-19-00067
Title: Creating Sections 9.13(1)(c) and 9.13(13) and amending Section 9.13(4) of the Madison General Ordinances to create a process for full-sized Food Trucks to participate in street vending, adding a subsection for definitions, and amending existing provisions to allow for Food Trucks.
Sponsors: Michael E. Verveer, Christian A. Albouras
Fiscal Note
The proposed ordinance creates a process for “full-sized” Food Trucks to participate in street vending in the City of Madison. Food Trucks as defined by this ordinance can operate with a “Basic” street vending license and will be allowed to operate anywhere in the City outside the specialized areas and may operate on private property consistent with the zoning ordinance. No additional City appropriation required.
Title
Creating Sections 9.13(1)(c) and 9.13(13) and amending Section 9.13(4) of the Madison General Ordinances to create a process for full-sized Food Trucks to participate in street vending, adding a subsection for definitions, and amending existing provisions to allow for Food Trucks.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance creates a process for “full-sized” Food Trucks to participate in street vending in the City. Currently, all street vending, including food, is limited to equipment that can fit into a 10’ x 12’ perimeter, and food carts are limited to a maximum size of 56 square feet. This ordinance creates exceptions to these size limits for a Food Truck, and creates rules for the operation of Food Trucks around the City. A Food Truck can be a truck or a trailer with a maximum size of 8’6” wide, 13’6” high, and 28’ long. Food Trucks can operate with a “Basic” street vending license and the appropriate health department licensing for food and beverage service. The vehicle must be properly registered with the DMV and parked in a legal parking spot with business oriented away from the street. Food Trucks will not be permitted to vend in the specialized vending areas (State Street Mall/Capitol Concourse, Camp Randall, Southeast Campus, TOSVOD, etc.) because these areas have limited space for vending equipment and vendors in these areas have competed for site assignments and purchased specialized licenses from the City.

Licensed Food Trucks will be allowed to operate anywhere in the City outside the specialized areas, and may ope...

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