Council approves alternative mobile vending site

Town council on Monday approved an alternative location for the 50th Avenue and 50th Street vending site.

The potential for conflict between a mobile vendor and the Sylvan Lake Farmers Market prompted council to approve an alternative location for the 50th Avenue and 50th Street vending site while the market’s taking place.

Town administration reported to council on Monday night that a letter from the manager of the Sylvan Lake Farmers Market noted some interference on the market from a fresh fruit vendor at the site, saying the vendor’s location was such that it appeared to be part of the market.

The letter also stated that the vendor was benefitting from foot traffic generated by the market.

Coun. Megan Chernoff said she felt it would be necessary to relocate the vending site only on Fridays when the market takes place.

“I think it would be appropriate,” she said. “It looks like they’re part of (the market), and I can see how that’s a bit awkward, but I don’t want to see a permanent move.”

Coun. Jas Payne agreed, and felt the issue was one specific to the type of vendor occupying the space.

“It doesn’t need to be a permanent move,” he said. “A food truck or other vendor would actually fit the area, even with the Farmers Market.”

Council eventually resolved to approve a bylaw amendment creating an alternative vending location in the eastern portion of Centennial Park directly south of an existing site in the event of a genuine conflict on Fridays.

First, second and third readings were given unanimously.

Coun. Matt Prete was absent from the meeting.


Just Posted

PHOTOS: Sylvan Lake Curling clubs hosts Men’s Bonspiel

The second annual event was held Jan. 11-13.

Snowfall adds some delay to morning commute

The QE2 and area road conditions in central Alberta were partly snow covered

Sylvan Lake council approves concept design for Pogadl Park

The next step is a project plan for “Phase One” construction

Hard fought win for HJ Cody senior boys Lakers

Lakers took on Camrose Jan. 10 at home and waked away with a 76-65 win

Hope restored: Sylvan Lake resident receives kidney donation from younger sister

Sylvan Lake’s Lexie Libby undergo an operation for a new kidney, donated by her sister Emma.

VIDEO: Students in MAGA hats mock Native American at Indigenous Peoples March

Diocese in Kentucky says it is investigating the matter, caught on video by onlookers

WATCH: Team Alberta in Red Deer this weekend to prepare for Canada Winter Games

About 250 Team Alberta athletes toured venues and tested out facilities Saturday

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Ponoka cowboy Vernon (Bud) Butterfield passes away

The Ponoka Stampede Association announced his passing Friday

Rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ takes to the skies this Sunday

Celestial event happens only three times this century

Ponoka RCMP are looking for a missing man

Police say he may be in Drayton Valley and they are worried for his wellbeing

Most Read