City of Tonawanda
A motion to regulate food trucks, tabled last week by the Common Council, will be taken up again early next month, when owners of the popular rolling kitchens and their bricks-and-mortar competitors will have an opportunity to provide input.
Last August, the Council approved an ordinance allowing food trucks in a trial run that expired Dec. 31, which forced the Council to revisit the issue.
New regulations under consideration would ban trucks from operating within 100 feet from the main entrance of any restaurant with an open kitchen. Trucks would be allowed to operate in Niawanda Park but not with 50 feet of its main entrance.
Truck owners would also have to pay a $250 registration fee.
At last week’s meeting, the Council also unanimously passed a resolution calling on federal and state agencies investigating the Jan. 31 explosion at Tonawanda Coke to release their findings to the Council.
Also this week:
• The Tonawanda School Board will host a budget advisory team meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Tonawanda High/Middle School, 600 Fletcher St. A regular board meeting follows at 7 p.m.