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Palisade Planning Commission Agenda for June 18, 2024

AGENDA
for the Planning Commission
of the Town of Palisade, Colorado
341 W. 7th Street (Palisade Civic Center)


June 18, 2024
6:00 pm Work Session (Public Input Desired)

6:30 pm Regular Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/3320075780
Meeting ID: 332 007 5780

I. WORK SESSION TO BEGIN AT 6:00 pm

A. Interactive Workshop to discuss Zoning Code and Permitting System for Mobile Food Vendors
Create clear guidelines for Palisade mobile food vendors, fostering a thriving mobile food scene that offers residents a wider variety of culinary options. Prioritize public health and safety by enforcing health codes and safety regulations, while also maintaining a level playing field for both food trucks and existing restaurants. Board Discussion and Public Interaction.

II. REGULAR MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT 6:30 pm
III. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
IV. ROLL CALL
V. AGENDA ADOPTION
VI. ANNOUNCEMENTS

A. Virtual / Physical Open House is live for Harky’s Boat Launch. Virtual Open House will run 24/7 until 07/01/24. Physical Open House is accessible during all operating hours of Town Hall until 07/01/24.

Mobile: Scan QR Code, Download Mural app, add feedback as a guest.

Desktop: Visit link (available on landing page https://palisade.colorado.gov/) and add feedback as a guest.

In-Person: Provide feedback in person at Town Hall.

B. CDOT Open House for the Elberta / Hwy 6 Roundabout project is being held June 18, 2024, from 4-6 pm at the gym 711 Iowa. Don’t miss the chance to get involved.

VII. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A. Minutes from June 4, 2024, Regular Planning Commission Meeting

VIII. TOWN MANAGER REPORT

A. Planning Commission Seat Open

IX. NEW BUSINESS

A. Presentation from Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) – Main Street Communities
The Main Street Movement is a nationwide effort with over 1,200 participating communities, including 25 official and 68 aspiring communities in Colorado, coordinated by the state’s Department of Local Affairs.

Board Discussion

Public Comments and Questions – Please state your name and address, keep
comments to the current planning topic, and 3 minutes or less
.

X. PUBLIC COMMENT–For items not on the Public Hearing agenda
Please keep comments to 3 minutes or less and state your name and address. Neither the Planning Commissioners nor staff will respond to comments at this time. The Commission may direct staff to look into specific comments to bring back as an Agenda item at a future meeting.

IX. ADJOURNMENT


PALISADE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Work Session Discussion
Meeting Date: June 18, 2024

Presented By: Devan Aziz, Community Development Director
Department: Community Development & Planning
Re: Draft Ordinance for Work Session – Mobile Food Vendors


SUBJECT: Draft Ordinance to Amend Zoning Code and Permitting System for Mobile Food Vendors

SUMMARY: This draft of an ordinance establishes regulations for mobile food vendors in Palisade, Colorado.

Permitted zones: Food trucks can operate in commercial, hospitality retail, and agriculture/forestry transition zones.

Prohibited areas: Operation is strictly prohibited in residential zones and on public rights-of-way.

Setbacks: A minimum distance of 75 feet must be maintained from residential property lines, restaurants, and other food trucks.

Permitting: A streamlined process requires a completed application, health inspection certificate, insurance, tax ID, food license, fire safety inspection, and town business license.

Waste disposal: Vendors must have access to an approved waste disposal facility for food waste, greywater, and solid waste.

ADA compliance: All businesses, including food trucks, must comply with ADA accessibility guidelines.

Enforcement: Violations may result in warnings, fines, or permit revocation.

Special events: Separate permits and adherence to event-specific regulations are required for food truck participation.

Based on directions from the Planning Commission meeting on 05/21/24 this proposed Zoning Code and Permitting System establishes regulations for the operation of food trucks within the jurisdiction of Palisade.

These regulations aim to:

  • Promote a diverse and vibrant mobile food scene, enhancing the culinary landscape for the community.
  • Ensure public health and safety through adherence to health codes and safety regulations.
  • Maintain a fair and balanced environment for both food truck operators and existing brick-and-mortar establishments.

Definitions:

Mobile Food Vendor: A motorized vehicle with a self-contained kitchen designed for the preparation and sale of prepared food for immediate consumption. Or a small, temporary structure designed for the preparation and sale of prepared food and beverages to the public. They may be fixed in a location or mobile on wheels.

Mobile Food Vendor Permit: A permit authorizing the operation of a mobile food vending within the jurisdiction of Palisade, demonstrating compliance with health codes, tax reporting, and waste disposal procedures.

Zoning Regulations:

Food truck operation shall be permitted in the following zones, subject to specific restrictions outlined in this code:

  • Commercial Zones (CB)
  • Hospitality Retail (HR)
  • Agriculture and Forestry Transition (AFT)

Food truck operation is strictly prohibited in residential zones.

Setback Requirements:

To ensure public safety and minimize disruption, a minimum distance (e.g., 75 feet) must be maintained between food trucks and the following:

  • Residential property lines.
  • Brick-and-mortar restaurants.
  • Other food trucks.

Permitting Process:

A streamlined online or paper application process will be established for Mobile Food Vendors.


Required Documents for Mobile Food Vendor Permit:

  • Completed application form.
  • Valid health department inspection certificate, verifying adherence to food safety protocols.
  • Proof of required insurance coverage, protecting the public and the operator in case of accidents.
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Social Security Number (SSN) used for tax filing.

The Permittee (Food Truck Operator) shall be responsible for ensuring access to the following
during operation:

  • A designated and approved waste disposal facility for proper disposal of food waste and other operational waste.
  • A readily accessible handwashing station with running water and soap for public and employee hygiene.
  • Access to a functioning restroom facility for public and employee use.

The Permittee may rely on the existing infrastructure provided by a Property Owner through a written agreement. The Property Owner shall be responsible for ensuring the provided infrastructure meets all applicable health and safety regulations.

Enforcement:

Violations of this code may result in warnings, fines, or permit revocation depending on the severity of the offense.

Additional Considerations:

Food truck participation in special events will require a separate permit and adherence to event-specific regulations established by the event organizer and approved by the appropriate authorities.

Regulations on signage size, placement, and lighting will be established to ensure visibility for customers while maintaining aesthetic standards within the jurisdiction. Signage should be clear, concise, and avoid creating visual clutter

An Ordinance of the Town of Palisade, Colorado, Establishing Regulations for the Operation of Mobile Food Vendors

WHEREAS, the Town of Palisade recognizes the growing popularity of mobile food
vendors and their potential to enhance the community’s culinary landscape;

WHEREAS, the Town also recognizes the need to ensure public health and safety, maintain a fair and balanced environment for all food establishments, and promote responsible and orderly operation of mobile food vendors;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Trustees of the Town of Palisade, Colorado, as follows:

Section 1. Definitions.

(a) Mobile Food Vendor: A motorized vehicle with a self-contained kitchen designed for the preparation and sale of prepared food for immediate consumption. Or a small, temporary structure designed for the preparation and sale of prepared food and beverages to the public. They may be fixed in a location or mobile on wheels.

(b) Mobile Food Vendor Permit: A permit authorizing the operation of a mobile food vending within the jurisdiction of Palisade, demonstrating compliance with health codes, tax reporting, and waste disposal procedures.

Section 2. Zoning Regulations.

(a) Food truck operation shall be permitted in the following zones, subject to specific restrictions
outlined in this ordinance:

(i) Commercial Zones (CB)
(ii) Hospitality Retail (HR)
(iii) Agriculture and Forestry Transition (AFT)

(b) Food truck operation is strictly prohibited in residential zones.

Section 3. Setback Requirements.

To ensure public safety and minimize disruption, a minimum distance of [75 feet] must be maintained between food trucks and the following:

(a) Residential property lines.
(b) Brick-and-mortar restaurants.
(c) Other food trucks.

Section 4. Permitting Process.

(a) A streamlined online or paper application process will be established for Mobile Food Vendors.

(b) Required Documents for Mobile Food Vendor Permit:

(i) Completed application form.
(ii) Valid health department inspection certificate, verifying adherence to food safety protocols.
(iii) Proof of required insurance coverage, protecting the public and the operator in case of accidents.
(iv) Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Social Security Number (SSN) used for tax filing.

(c) The Permittee (Food Truck Operator) shall be responsible for ensuring access to the following during operation:

(i) A designated and approved waste disposal facility for proper disposal of food waste and other operational waste.
(ii) A readily accessible handwashing station with running water and soap for public and employee hygiene.
(iii) Access to a functioning restroom facility for public and employee use.

(d) The Permittee may rely on the existing infrastructure provided by a Property Owner through a written agreement. The Property Owner shall be responsible for ensuring the provided infrastructure meets all applicable health and safety regulations.

Section 5. Enforcement.

Violations of this ordinance may result in warnings, fines, or permit revocation depending on the severity of the offense.

Section 6. Additional Considerations.

(a) Food truck participation in special events will require a separate permit and adherence to event-specific regulations established by the event organizer and approved by the appropriate authorities.

(b) Regulations on signage size, placement, and lighting will be established to ensure visibility for customers while maintaining aesthetic standards within the jurisdiction. Signage should be clear, concise, and avoid creating visual clutter.

Section 7. Severability.

If any provision of this ordinance is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this ordinance.

Section 8. Effective Date.

This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force and effect thirty (30) days after its passage and publication as required by law.