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Food trucks revisited. Fairview ‘new start’ on restrictions

In front of a packed hall of citizens delivering multiple impassioned speeches, the Fairview Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to reject a proposed food truck ordinance after a month of community input.

Tamara Sands, co-owner of the food truck Jingo Java on Highway 96, looked into the room behind her during the public hearing.

“These people here are not my customers, they are my friends and my family,” Sands said. “We are different. There has to be a way for everyone to benefit.”

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The commissioners and mayor said the city would seek more suggestions from both mobile merchants and brick-and-mortar restaurants in the coming months.

The ordinance as presented at an Oct. 6 board meeting included language limiting the number of days and requiring the food trucks to provide sanitation. City leaders discussed why they think the new laws are needed, while food truck owners later went on to challenge some of the ordinance requirements at an Oct. 20 meeting.

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