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You're Planning Department wants to hear from you! So get involved. This is your go to page to find out about upcoming changes to the Town's Planning Documents and to give your feedback.

Whenever a change is being considered for our Municipal Planning Strategy, it is the Planner and Planning Advisory Committees' responsibility to tell the public and hear their comments. The Planning Department will be sharing all their work on this page. This is your chance to have a say and ask questions.

The Municipal Planning Strategy is the guiding document for all development that takes place in the Town.

Whenever a change is being considered for our Municipal Planning Strategy, it is the Planner and Planning Advisory Committees' responsibility to tell the public and hear their comments. The Planning Department will be sharing all their work on this page. This is your chance to have a say and ask questions.

The Municipal Planning Strategy is the guiding document for all development that takes place in the Town.

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The trucks should be allowed to operate 12 months a year without question. How are we encouraging entrepreneurship in Yarmouth by forcing small business owners to close and, (I assume), find other, seasonal employment? Not only should the town let business owners decide their own time window to operate in, but how is taxing food trucks a good idea if they are operating out of a private lot? We are fortunate to have, (going from memory here), 3, formerly 4 active food trucks in the area and the cost to park should be between the property owner and the vendor and the town should stay out of it. The business owner needs to invest in a vehicle, a custom paint job / branding and retrofitting a kitchen into a small space. Work conditions inside a truck would be less comfortable than a full size kitchen and your output is limited and the business doesn't scale. It is a different business model but I really question how much cheaper it would be to operate a food truck than a conventional restaurant. It would be interesting to see the town make a plan to encourage the food trucks to park in more desirable places during tourist season. As convenient as Canadian Tire / Home Hardware is for locals, I feel that the location of The Red Shed is much more in-line with what the town's strategy should be on food trucks and could stand to add a lot to our downtown and waterfront.

Jordan Langille over 1 year ago

I think it is a really good idea and for those who planned to operate 12 months , the town can probably come up with a small commercial tax , just to be fair to the other businesses. But I strongly feel that food trucks are very , very important and valuable to people who loves different kind of food like I do. Plus , it would give young entrepreneur a chance to start their own small business. In fact, the town can also build kiosk to rent out to this young entrepreneur during the summer , now that's a win - win situation I would say. But that's my 2 cents worth only.

Crazy Chinese Woman Not From China over 1 year ago