Colorado Town is 1 step closer to having ice cream trucks after a 65-year ban

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An ice cream truck is a seminal staple of summer and it doesn’t matter if you are in the suburbs or cities of America, the sound of music coming from a vehicle supplying cool treats brings a smile to anyone’s face at any age.

Now, one Colorado town is one step closer to the glory that is having access to ice cream trucks after its city council officials voted down a 65-year-old ban on them, the Sentinel Colorado reported.

The Aurora City Council voted unanimously to lift the ban on such trucks from circa-1957 on Monday.

“City staff actually brought this to our attention, and brought this forward, and have been working since then to develop both a repeal of the prohibition as well as the creation of the necessary regulatory guardrails that will provide safety measures to welcome ice cream trucks back to the city safely,” council sponsor Dustin Zvonek said.

1957 was the year that an ordinance banning children from running after trucks was implemented. “hazardous conditions,”The ban was also added to “necessary to control injury, death or accident,”The Sentinel Colorado reported.

The law also had the support of the police at the time, according to reports. 

Aurora residents will need permission to operate an Ice Cream Truck. Prospective operators will also need to comply with certain conditions. Newsbreak reported. It will not be permissible for sex criminals to operate an icecream truck.

“While some cities such as Denver, Commerce City and Thornton have a special licensing program for mobile ice cream vendors, most cities that permit ice cream vendors require a basic business license or vendor’s license,”Trevor Vaughn, manager for licensing, sent a memo directly to council. “The risk of bad actors decreases when individuals are attempting to operate a legitimate business and obtain a general business license. The risk would be higher with an unlicensed operator.”

The ordinance authorizing ice cream trucks must be passed on second reading in order to become effective when the council meets July 11.

 

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