Mobile food vendors addressed in new BB ordinance

Mobile food vendors addressed in new BB ordinance
RRN/ Portion of Broken Bow’s City Square.
February 28th, 2024 | KBEAR news

Last evening, the Broken Bow City Council adpoted an ordinance on final reading that prohibits mobile food vendors from parking parallel to the curb on the south side of City Square. While the issue of mobile food vendors was discussed over the past couple of months, Mayor Rod Sonnichsen said it also pointed out another area of city code that needs attention…mobile peddlers.

Mobile Food Vendors will be allowed to park parallel to the curb on the east and south sides of the City Square during Market on the Square and other events as authorized by either the Mayor or City Administrator.

Following the vote Mayor Rod Sonnichsen promised more hearings regarding “fairness” to all businesses in the future regardless of the ordinance passing.

In other business:

Council passed Ordinance 1277 putting no parking limits on a portion of Callie Drive. Councilman Paul Holland commented that access for emergency/fire department equipment would be hampered by the former parking situation

The council approved a bid for a 2023 Electrical Distribution Improvement project for the area near Palmer Monument and near the Municipal Building. Four bids were submitted. The council approved the lowest from General Excavating.

Council approved a conditional use permit for the operation of a dog grooming business at 515 North 5th Ave. The Planning Commission recommended approval based on the business owners willingness to add noise/sound dampening infrastructure to the facility.

Councilmen Chris Myers and Luke Wassom were not in attendance.


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