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Preview: Public Hearing On Bel Air Food Trucks

The Bel Air Board of Commissioners will meet at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7 for its regularly scheduled public meeting.

Bel Air officials have a trio of public hearings scheduled for the first business meeting of 2013.

The biggest issue on the agenda is the question of whether or not to allow food trucks in the town of Bel Air. The permitted areas for food trucks to operate has changed since the plan was first proposed.

The updated plan includes higher fees and fewer permitted areas for operation, according to a story on ExploreHarford.com. You can find the updated map here.

The time for community input is tonight with a public hearing on the issue slated to begin at the start of the meeting followed by a possible vote, according to the agenda.

Monday's meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Bel Air Town Hall, 39 N. Hickory Avenue in Bel Air.

You can find a copy of the agenda attached to this post and copies of the proposed legislation on the town's website.

cornfoosed January 07, 2013 at 01:22 PM
Wut? How will all the local bars and restaurants receive goods? After the restaurants move, these same people will be complaining about having to drive further to.get to.a local dive.
Alysia G January 07, 2013 at 03:02 PM
Is this supposed to be Jan 7?
Deborah Cornett January 07, 2013 at 05:13 PM
I have never heard of such a dumb issue. Any city will tell you that food trucks bring great business to the town. As long as they are parked in an area that doesn't create a public safety issue and they pass regular health inspections what is the issue? Sounds like some of the lousy over priced restaurants in the area are scared of a little fair trade. There are times when I'm in town that I don't want to deal with a bad waitress with attitude and wait forever for food that may or not look appetizing and is almost always over priced. With a food truck you often see what is being served it's quick, fast and usually cheap. not only that it gives me a chance to enjoy being outside. Why would Bel Air not want food trucks all over town?
SNAKE DR. January 08, 2013 at 12:52 PM
I agree Deborah. Sounds like one of the many ways our officials waste time. I had NO idea that this was even an issue that would need to be voted on.
Fank Boylan January 08, 2013 at 01:44 PM
I am glad to hear that Food Trucks were approved. When I was a grad student at UPENN food trucks were the best deal in town. And the successful ones usually then grew into full fledged restaurants, creating both good jobs and tax revenue for the city. What I find disconcerting is this legeslation seems to set them up to fail. Looking at the map, the only legal place for a food truck are on the edges of town, away from Broad Street or Main, where all the Court pedestrian traffic is.


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