City of Buckner, MO
Jackson County
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[Ord. No. 1041, 7-2-2020]
A motorized food truck shall be a single, self-contained, motorized vehicle and/or trailer with valid unexpired license plates. Proof of licensing and registration shall be submitted with the application. Ice cream trucks and frozen ready to eat products are exempt from this Chapter.
[Ord. No. 1041, 7-2-2020]
All motorized food trucks shall be subject to and comply with the laws of the City of Buckner, including but not limited to parking, health, safety and licensing laws.
[Ord. No. 1041, 7-2-2020]
A motorized food truck vendor shall obtain a permit from the City Clerk to vend in the approved vending district, obtain a business license from the City of Buckner, and a Health Department food permit from the Jackson County Health Department.
[Ord. No. 1041, 7-2-2020]
A. 
All motorized food trucks shall be subject to the requirements as stated below:
1. 
If propane is used as a the fuel source for cooking appliances, provide a copy of LP Gas System Annual Leak Test as performed by an approved inspection agency, a company that is registered with the United States Department of Transported or a contractor registered with the Missouri Propane Safety Commission.
2. 
Have LP gas tanks sized in accordance with the appliance using LP gas. No one (1) tank shall exceed one hundred (100) pounds and there shall not be more than two (2) tanks installed per vehicle. A listed LP gas alarm shall be installed within the vehicle in the vicinity of LP gas system components, in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
3. 
If compressed natural gas (CNG) is used as the fuel source for cooking appliances, provide a copy of the most recent container inspection and the name of the qualified service facility that performed the inspection. The maximum aggregate capacity of CNG containers transported on the vehicle shall not exceed one thousand three hundred (1,300) pounds water capacity. A listed methane gas alarm shall be installed within the vehicle in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
4. 
An approved fire suppression system shall be installed above any cooking operation that is capable of producing grease laden vapors or smoke.
5. 
A copy of semiannual fire suppression systems inspection reports as completed by a licensed contractor shall be submitted.
6. 
The vehicle shall have Class K and ten (10) pound ABC extinguishers installed and be serviced annually.
7. 
No audio amplification, including but not limited to mega phones or speaker systems shall be permitted as part of the food truck vending operation.
8. 
The vehicle shall be at least ten (10) feet from buildings, other vehicles, or combustibles.
9. 
The vehicle shall not block fire hydrants, fire lanes, fire department connection, or exits.
10. 
Generators shall be ten (10) feet from buildings, structures, vehicles and combustibles.
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Applicants shall submit with the application the following information:
1. 
The food truck registration public safety form to be approved by the City or its designee.
2. 
The motorized food truck vehicle insurance information (the certificate of insurance) shall name the City of Buckner as an additional insured and indemnify and hold harmless the City of Buckner.
3. 
A description and photo of how the motorized food truck will be set up.
4. 
Proof of motor vehicle licensing and registration.
5. 
A permit fee of five hundred dollars ($500.00) annually.
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Motorized food truck vendors shall have a Health Department food permit and be subject to and comply with the Jackson County Health Code.
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Permitted motorized food truck vendors shall not park or station to vend on public streets, public property, or a right-of-way. No location shall be within two hundred (200) feet of a restaurant, approved roadside stand vendor space, or any other food truck. Any food truck must have written permission from any personal property owner to conduct activities on the property.
[Ord. No. 1041, 7-2-2020]
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The Board of Aldermen of the City of Buckner, Missouri, may establish such vending districts as it deems appropriate. Motorized food trucks shall operate only within these approved districts. The approved district is all those boundaries within the City of Buckner that are not:
1. 
Along 24 Highway from Buckner-Tarsney Road to the western boundary of Buckner;
2. 
Along BB Highway or Buckner-Tarsney Road within the City limits of Buckner;
3. 
Along South Hudson Street from 24 Highway/East Monroe to Lake City Road; and,
4. 
Along Lake City Road within the City limits of Buckner.
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A motorized food truck vendor shall only sell food and beverages and the vendor is prohibited from selling alcohol and/or beer. Beverages shall be dispensed in cans or paper/plastic cups only (no glass). All Federal, State and local regulation pertaining to the quality of food products offered for sale shall be met.
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A motorized food truck vendor, at all times, shall ensure that a minimum of four (4) feet of unobstructed sidewalk remains open for pedestrian and wheelchair traffic.
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A motorized food vendor, at termination of operations each business day, shall remove all items, containers, debris, etc. The vendor shall collect and dispose of all litter and garbage incidental to the operation of his/her vending business. The cleanliness of the specific area of operation shall be the sole responsibility of the vendor. Licensed vendors shall not place refuse from their operation in or beside any public trash container or in any drain along the streets and sidewalks. Prior to the permit being issued, vendors shall also submit a trash disposal plan with the application.
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Every motorized food truck vendor shall indemnify and save harmless the City of Buckner for all suits or actions brought against the City for or on account of any injuries or damages received or sustained by any party or parties for or from the said vendor.
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A motorized food truck vendor may be parked outside of an approved vending district when participating in a special event or festival with the consent of the event organizer and the City of Buckner City Administrator.
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A motorized food truck vendor shall not vend before 6:00 A.M. or after 12:00 A.M.
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A motorized food truck vendor shall operate all aspects of the business (cooking, sales and supplies) within the vehicle.
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A motorized food truck vendor shall provide, at the vendor's expense, all equipment necessary to provide the items for sale in the conduct of the business. All equipment used shall be in a self-contained unit. No storage area, water, electric or other utility will be supplied by the City.
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No form of intimidation, disorderly behavior, or misconduct shall be tolerated. This applies not only the public, but actions towards other vendors operating under these rules and regulations.
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A motorized food truck vendor's permit shall not be assignable, in whole or part, nor any portion of the food truck sublet to another vendor.
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The City Clerk may revoke any motorized food truck business license issued by the City Clerk if the vendor violates any provisions of this Chapter listed above or any license rules or regulations promulgated by the City.