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19.21.040. Street vendor regulations

            In addition to the regulations listed in Section 19.21.020, street vendors shall also meet the following requirements:

            (1)        Street vendors are permitted in MU and MU-TOD zoning districts.  They are also permitted in C-H zoning districts with the following additional regulations and allowances:

                        (a)        Vendors shall be located in an improved parking lot;

                        (b)        Vendors shall maintain the three hundred foot (300') buffer requirement found in Subsection 19.21.020(8) or one (1) per lot, whichever is greater;

                        (c)        Vendors shall be limited to the sales of prepared food and drinks; and

                        (d)        Vendors shall be allowed up to one (1) table and five (5) chairs per business in C-H zoning districts only;

            (2)        The use shall be located on improved property which means said property includes a main building, paved parking, curb and gutter, sidewalk, landscaping, and fire protection systems as required by the City.

            (3)        Street vendor carts shall be constructed out of washable plastic, fiberglass, or noncorrosive metal materials.  All carts shall maintain a new or near-new appearance.  Carts shall have a minimum of two (2) rubber or rubber like wheels as part of the cart for ease of movement.

            (4)        Street vendors are not permitted any additional signage beyond that which is permanently attached to or painted on the cart except that one (1) menu sign may be detached.  A menu sign shall not be larger than six (6) square feet and may be attached to the cart or freestanding within five feet (5') of the cart but outside of any landscaping.

            (5)        Vendor carts shall be entirely self sufficient, requiring no equipment, power, or other utility related services outside of what the cart can supply.

            (6)        Vendor carts shall be permitted three (3) coolers or two hundred (200) quarts of cooler storage, whichever is less, for food storage to be placed around the carts.

            (7)        All equipment related to a street vendor shall be removed from the site no later than thirty (30) minutes after closing each day.

            (8)        Carts shall be limited in height to ten feet (10'), including signage, and shall not be self propelled.

            (9)        Vendors shall maintain the following separation distances and shall be so located as to not constitute an obstruction to pedestrians or to other businesses, to allow the maximum number of carts in the immediate vicinity, and to not interfere with other uses:

                        (a)        Fifteen feet (15') from a building entrance;

                        (b)        Ten feet (10') from a fire hydrant; and

                        (c)        Twenty feet (20') measured from or along the curb from an intersection or driveway.

            (10)      Any display products and accessory items such as condiments shall be contained within the cart.  No product or accessory items shall be located on a separate cart, shelf, or detached table.

            (11)      Vendor carts shall be attended by an owner or employee at all times during the vendor's business hours.

            (12)      Vendor carts shall not conduct business in areas other than the approved location.

            (13)      Vendor carts shall be cleaned and cleared of any debris, garbage, and equipment, including the area within fifteen feet (15') of the use, every day no later than thirty (30) minutes after closing.

            (14)      Vendor cart business licenses shall have a standard duration of four (4) months (Example June 15th to October 15th) beginning on the day the license is approved.

            (15)      Pictures or detailed drawings of the vendor cart that show colors and materials shall be submitted with the business license application.

            (16)      The following requirements apply only to street vendors in MU and MU-TOD zoning districts:

                        (a)        Carts are allowed on public properties and within street rights-of-way when approved by the Community and Economic Development Director;

                        (b)        Up to three (3) vendors are permitted per five hundred feet (500'), measured along the back of curb.  Buffers shall not apply when separated by a street; and

                        (c)        No trailer type carts shall be permitted.


Ord. No.97-35, Recodified, 6/19/1997
Ord. No. 01-03, Amended, 1/4/2001
Ord. No. 12-02, Repealed, 1/5/2012
Ord. No. 12-02, Enacted, 1/5/2012
Ord. No. 97-19, Enacted, 4/17/1997
Ord. No. 04-69, Recodified, 12/16/2004

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