[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Saugerties 5-20-2013 by L.L. No. 2-2013. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to regulate the operation of food trucks within the Village of Saugerties.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
All food trucks shall be required to obtain a permit from the Village of Saugerties; upon application for an initial permit, and, on an annual basis thereafter, a food truck operator should file with the Village Clerk copies of the following documents: photo identification, valid motor vehicle registration, County Department of Health certificate, proof of insurance (which the Village may request to be named additionally insured if on Village property), emergency contact information for the owner or designee and signed letter of permission or lease agreement with the property owner. Also, all signs used in connection of the food truck shall conform with the Village Sign Law.
The fee for such permit shall be $250 and shall be due and payable at the time of application. A copy of such permit shall be clearly displayed on the food truck at all times. The permit and renewal fee shall be reviewed annually by the Village of Saugerties Board of Trustees and may be amended by the Village Board of Trustees by resolution.
Food truck permits shall be required to be renewed annually, and shall be renewed for a fee of $250 due and payable at the time of renewal.
Failure to properly obtain and/or display a permit shall be considered a violation of this chapter. The penalty shall be as follows: for the first offense, the fine shall be $500; for the second offense, the fine shall be $1,000. The permit shall be revoked after the third offense.
The Village Building Inspector shall administer this chapter and be authorized to issue appearance tickets for any violations of this chapter.
Food trucks shall only be located on private property, and the maximum number of food trucks per lot shall be limited as follows:
Food trucks shall be located a minimum of 150 feet from the main entrance to any eating establishment or similar food service business, 150 feet from any outdoor dining area and 50 feet from any permitted food vending cart location, as measured from the designated location on the lot accommodating the food truck.
Food trucks shall be located a minimum distance of five feet from the edge of any driveway or public sidewalk, utility boxes and vaults, handicapped ramp, building entrances, exits or emergency access/exit ways or emergency call box.
Food trucks shall not operate on public rights-of-way or in locations designated as municipal parking, and are limited to areas zoned B-1, B-2, I-1 and Planned Waterfront.
Owners of property on which a food truck is located:
Must ensure that a food truck does not occupy any off-street parking on property required to meet the zoning minimum;
Must demonstrate that parking space offered is in excess of the minimum requirement; and
Must ensure that adequate ingress and egress from the property is provided to prevent traffic congestion or safety hazards.
All signage associated with a food truck must comply with Village of Saugerties Sign Laws, including those for Historic District overlay.
Hours of operation of food trucks shall be limited to the hours between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7:00 a.m. to midnight on official holidays and Friday and Saturday. However, if the designated location on the lot accommodating the food truck is located within 150 feet of the property line of a single-family or multifamily dwelling in which case the hours of operation shall be limited to the hours between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on all days.
The food truck operator or his/her designee must be present at all times during the hours of operation except in cases of emergency.
Food trucks and associated outdoor seating, if any, shall be removed from all permitted locations during impermissible hours of operation and shall not be stored, parked, or left overnight on any public street or sidewalk.
A food truck operator is responsible for the proper disposal of waste and trash associated with the operation of the food truck. Operators shall remove all waste and trash from their approved location at the end of each day or as needed to maintain the health and safety of the public. The operator shall keep all areas within five feet of the truck and any associated seating area clean of grease, trash, paper, cups or cans associated with the vending operation. No liquid waste or grease is to be disposed in or on storm drains, tree lawns, sidewalks, streets, or other public space.
With the exception of allowable outdoor seating areas, all equipment required for the operation of a food truck shall be contained within, attached to or within three feet of the food truck and all food preparation, storage, and sales/distribution shall be in compliance with all applicable County, State and Federal Health Department regulations.
All food truck operations shall comply with the guidelines contained herein, with the following exceptions:
Permitting and operation guidelines contained herein shall not be applicable to food trucks operating at an active construction site for the purpose of supplying construction workers with food and beverages or an ice cream truck currently operating in the Village.
The Village of Saugerties may allow a club or organization to temporarily organize and operate food truck(s) vending for a designated date, time, and location as approved by the Village Board for the purposes of festivals, fundraisers and farmers markets. Such club or organization shall pay an event fee of $150.
The Village of Saugerties may grant permission and set the fee schedule for a limited number of food trucks to operate at municipal parks within the Village with the exception of the Lion's Club playground due to proximity to Cantine Field.