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Stanfield passes mobile food vendor ordinance

Mobile food vendors must close by 9 p.m. each night in Stanfield.
Jade McDowell

East Oregonian

Published on October 5, 2017 4:57PM

The city of Stanfield has passed an ordinance regulating mobile food vendors in the city.

While the city hasn’t had food trucks regularly in the past, a request for a business license to run a food truck sparked concerns from the city council that permanent seating and other features would be added to make trucks more of a restaurant than a true mobile vendor.

“There was a desire to have them mobile and clean and operating as a mobile food vendor should,” city manager Blair Larsen said.

The final draft of the ordinance, which was originally based on Hermiston’s mobile food vending ordinance and then went through several revisions, was passed during Tuesday’s city council meeting.

Mobile food vendors must be located in the downtown district or other industrial or commercial zones, and must be at least 200 feet from the property line of any restaurant unless the owner gives written permission. The vendors must not add seating, tables, shades or other such items for use by patrons to eat on-site. The food trucks must close by 9 p.m. each night and be moved at least 400 feet away by 10 p.m., not returning until at least 6 a.m. the next morning.

The unit’s colors must be consistent with the city’s downtown development code, and the unit must be self-contained without extra natural gas, water tanks, gray water receptacles or other items on the ground. Other standards in the code govern health and safety requirements for the unit and the property where it is parked.

For more information contact Stanfield City Hall, 541-449-3831.


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