Century To Reschedule Workshop, Will Discuss Regulating Food Trucks

March 11, 2019

The Town of Century has canceled a public workshop that was set for March 18 to discuss food trucks. The meeting will be rescheduled.

Workshop topics will include permit requirements, restrictions and the use of water and sewer. Town Planner Debbie Nickles said the Century Land Development Code (LDC) needs to be amended to allow food truck operation, and fees should be discussed.

When a “permanent food truck” was installed late last year behind Odom’s Bar in Century, town official discovered that food trucks were not directly addressed in the LDC. Odom’s agreed to comply with town direction and obtain separate water and sewer taps for the food business.

While there are no traditional mobile food trucks currently operating in Century, Nickles and town council members noted that food trucks often set up at special events in town, such as the Fourth of July fireworks show.

Pictured: A “permanent food truck” behind Odom’s Bar in Century. NorthEscambia.com photo, click to enlarge.


11 Responses to “Century To Reschedule Workshop, Will Discuss Regulating Food Trucks”

  1. TJ on March 13th, 2019 9:43 am

    No way this structure even comes close to Webster’s Dictionary definition of a food truck. No wheels, no axles, and probably never had any, and it is not mobile.

    food truck noun
    Definition of food truck
    : a large wheeled vehicle from which food is sold that typically contains cooking facilities where the food is prepared

  2. AJ on March 11th, 2019 6:51 pm

    HOW is that even considered as a food truck? I mean… its stationary.

    Back in Alpharetta, GA we had ‘food truck fridays.’ ACTUAL TRUCKS would drive up and park in a designated area and people would be able to come and order food.

  3. Wayne on March 11th, 2019 5:56 pm

    This is a attempt at deflecting all the crooked things brought out by the Grand Jury…
    You can’t distract all that mess in Century by talking about a food truck..or fining people because leaves fall off trees or some other obtuse scam

  4. Oversight on March 11th, 2019 5:22 pm

    Odom’s “permanent” food truck appears to be set-up like a building and should meet the codes prescribed for permanent structures. It is not readily movable like a food trailer or van.

  5. chris on March 11th, 2019 9:30 am

    “food trucks often set up at special events in town” So then, if Century were to balance their budget and the gas dept turn a profit, there should be lots of food trucks, right?

  6. Duke of Wawbeek on March 11th, 2019 8:28 am

    Regulator; regulate thy self.

  7. Kevin Stead on March 11th, 2019 8:01 am

    Don’t reinvent the wheel here. Just follow suit with the county. There are plenty of examples along highway 29 going through Molino and Cantonment especially around the paper mill.

  8. mat on March 11th, 2019 7:46 am

    To many regulations, permits and fees will keep a business out before they ever get in.

  9. Nana on March 11th, 2019 6:22 am

    They need to worry about the Bills they owe and Not a food truck… Century is a joke…

  10. Stumpknocker on March 11th, 2019 5:02 am

    How is this a food truck or ever was, I think if they would have just gotten a permit to attach to the building nothing about a water tap or anything else could have been required.

  11. David on March 11th, 2019 1:54 am

    Everyone from here to Arkansas knows Century know zilch about regulation…the living proof…grand jury!

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