COPY-Vendor ordinance gains city consent - - Jackson, MS

COPY-Vendor ordinance gains city consent

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - The city of Starkville will allow transient vendors to set up temporary facilities and sell goods on public property.

The board of aldermen on Tuesday voted to amend a local ordinance governing the vendors. The change will give vendors the ability to set up a stand in a public parking space and sell goods such as food and clothing.

The change will take effect in 30 days.

Vendors will still need to obtain a permit before setting up business. Vendors cannot sell alcohol and state Department of Health regulations must be met.

Supporters say the idea was to help existing businesses go mobile and create opportunities for other entrepreneurs.

The amended ordinance also allows street vendors to set up on public properties for 12 hours at a time.

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