DIXON - Food truck season has started, and community members will be seeing some new options in Dixon.
Mayor Li Arellano Jr. said they have received some interest from new food-truck style vendors, and it’s a good time for the council to review its dated ordinance to see if anything needs to be tweaked or updated.
“We don’t foresee any of the vendors we’re looking at being an issue, but I do want to send that ordinance for the council,” he said. “I occasionally like to do reviews of ordinances, and this one had enough interesting little wrinkles that I wanted the council to read through it.”
Most of the ordinance dates back to 1983; although, some changes were made in 2011.
“Since we haven’t used it much and now it’s getting some use, it’s time to blow the dust off of it and make sure it’s suitable,” he said. “It is specifically designed to encourage these kind of things for the betterment of pedestrians and foot traffic and stuff like that.”
“We have some entrepreneurs in the Dixon area that want to get going, and I would like to make sure I can get a license to them so they can start doing their thing.”
Arellano said one of the new vendors that’s being well received in town is Kona Ice of Sauk Valley, which has joined the city market and will be at upcoming events.
Food trucks have grown in popularity throughout the area, including in Rock Falls, which hosts Food Truck Fridays at the RB&W Park once a month coupled with live entertainment.