Food Truck Program Fee Update

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Des Moines City Council could make its final approval for the food truck pilot program Monday night. The city council unanimously approved the pilot program's first reading March 9th.

The council will vote on amending the program by adding the fee requirements. Because the current annual food truck fee is $550 city staff are recommending a $275 fee for the six-month program. Vendors would also have to feed the meters, the cost ranges from $4.50 to $11.00 a day.

City council member Christine Hensley says this food vendor program will open up a lot of possibilities for the city, "I'm excited. I think it's a new market. It's a new niche and we have so many great things going on downtown. It's overdue in all honesty," said Hensley.

If all goes as planned Hensley says the council could waive the readings and make a final approval during tonight's city council meeting. If approved the ordinance would go into effect April 10th.

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