The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

January 23, 2014

Fulton could see food on wheels

By Samantha Pidde Herald Staff Writer
The Clinton Herald

---- — FULTON, Ill. β€” Mobile food businesses could come to Fulton.

The Fulton City Council this week chose to authorize City Attorney Bill Shirk to look into developing an ordinance for mobile food stands.

The current business ordinance defines a business as being completely enclosed in a building. City Administrator Ed Cannon added that the ordinance does not address mobile businesses.

The decision came Monday after Cannon told the council someone had spoken to him about the possibility of a doughnut cart. As this potential business is in the early, conceptual phase, Cannon would not identify who had approached him.

β€œIt’s not really been discussed at all,” Fulton Tourism Director Heather Bennett said this week. She has not had anyone ask her about starting this type of business.

At the urging of Alderman Randy Boonstra, the council directed Shirk to take a look at existing mobile food ordinances from Sterling, Ill., and surrounding areas. He will come back to the council with ideas for the ordinance.