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Mayfield City Council Looking to Adopt Food Truck Policies

Larry D. Moore [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The Mayfield City Council plans to introduce an ordinance Monday to approve food truck operations in the city.

After seeing success stories in nearby communities, City Council Member Nate Cox said it’s time Mayfield gets something on the books as well.

“It's something that's needed to be done for a while, and like I said it's something that's cities around us have started to do. Since we have the framework and the cities around us have had success with it, we just thought it was time.” Cox said.

Paducah passed a similar ordinance last year. Mayfield’s ordinance aims to promote job creation, increased quality of life and more diversified dining options.

The food vehicles would not be allowed to operate within 100 feet of any restaurant entrance, and can not use horns, music or other sounds to attract customers; strobe lights and other flashing lights are also prohibited.

The ordinance does not apply to ice-cream trucks, push carts, or stands. If the council votes to approve the ordinance it will move on to a second reading. If successful, Cox says food trucks could be operating by April this year.  

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