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East Palestine considers using food truck business law like Columbiana’s | News, Sports, Jobs


EAST PALESTINE — A law regulating food truck business that was implemented in Columbiana in 2018 could serve as a template for a similar law in the village.

Under the Columbiana law those wishing to operate a mobile food truck in the city must have a valid mobile food vendor license through the applicable county health department and file a permit application with the city. Permits can be obtained for a single day, six months or one year, and have set fees.

For example, a singe day permit is $25, while a permit for an entire year is $300.

Village Manager Mark McTrustry said he and Finance Director Traci Spratt presented council with a copy of the Columbiana law during this week’s council meeting.

The village has not put together legislation to consider at this point but is simply looking over available options.

McTrustry said that a law similar to Columbiana’s would be beneficial to the village by…

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