Kensington's new bylaw regulates mobile vendor operations

A new bylaw will regulate the operation of mobile vendor trucks in Kensington, P.E.I.

A permit to operate will cost mobile vendors $100

The Town of Kensington has passed a bylaw to regulate mobile vendors. (CBC)

A new bylaw will regulate the operation of mobile vendor trucks in Kensington, P.E.I.

Mayor Rowan Caseley said while there have been no problems with a few vendors selling fish in the summer, the town wanted to have something in place.

Kensington Mayor Rowan Caseley waiting until something happens is too late. (CBC)

"We haven't had an issue, so basically what we thought we'd do is try to get a bylaw in place, so staff are aware of what kinds of requirements and what kinds of regulations should be in place," said Caseley.

"If we have more and more people applying, we did want to have simple controls in place so we have some sense of responsibility on the part of the mobile vendors. 

"So everybody is being treated the same basis, and there's not preferential treatment being given to any one person."

Mobile vendors will be permitted to operate from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. They cannot set up on town-owned property and must have permission from a private landowner.

The mobile vendors will not be allowed to have generators, and they will have to provide garbage cans for patrons.

A permit to operate costs $100.

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