Falmouth councilors to chew on food truck rules

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FALMOUTH — Town councilors agreed to study options for licensing and siting mobile food service carts, among other topics discussed at their meeting on July 9.

Mobile food service carts are increasingly popular in southern Maine. Love Cupcakes – a confectionery housed in a 1960s travel-trailer – parked and opened for business in May at 48 U.S. Route 1. And in Portland, a recent filming site for the Food Network’s reality show “The Great Food Truck Race,” city councilors will vote on proposed food truck regulations next week.

The Town Council also agreed Monday to develop a policy for the naming of town-owned property, such as parks and recreational facilities. Currently, Falmouth has no clear criteria for commemorating public property after individuals.

Such decisions require considering the individual, the nature of the property, the costs of upkeep for plaques or memorials, and other factors, councilors said.

“I realize it’s subjective, but how do we recognize individuals who have made truly extraordinary contributions?” Councilor Chris Orestis said.

In other business, the council voted to elect two municipal officials from Maine Senate District 11 – Orestis and George Turner, of Cumberland – to serve on the Maine Municipal Association Legislative Policy Committee.

The council also approved orders for a new food service/victualer’s license and a new liquor license for Bernie’s West Falmouth, a diner and pizza pub in the Hannaford plaza at Falmouth Crossing.

William Hall can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or whall@theforecaster.net. Follow William on Twitter: @hallwilliam.