Madison County may reduce food truck license fees

EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County may think about decreasing its foods truck permit expenses.

The Health Department Committee voted Friday 4-1 to minimize the payment from $375 to $175.

At the moment there are 18 accredited “cellular establishments” in the county, according to Madison County Director of General public Wellness Toni Corona. The well being office costs service fees for foodstuff allow licenses based on 3 classes of food establishments, she claimed.

“All our costs are utilized to offset the food stuff sanitation plan,” she reported.

Cell meals vans are viewed as Category 1 or 2 establishments, and are inspected the exact as a “brick and mortar” restaurant and eateries, Corona mentioned.

Group 1 and 1a services acquire 3 inspections per yr, or two inspections for each calendar year if one of the adhering to ailments is achieved:

• A qualified food stuff assistance supervisor must be existing at all situations the facility is in operation or

• Personnel involved in food stuff operations will have to obtain HACCP instruction exercising, in-service coaching in yet another food service sanitation place or show up at an instructional conference on foods safety or sanitation.

Classification 2 and 2a amenities get one particular inspection for every year.

Corona stated she has as opposed Madison County’s food items truck charges to adjacent counties. St. Clair County fees $78 to $100 6 months. Jersey County fees $100. The two St. Louis and St. Charles counties cost $150. And Sangamon County prices $591.

She reported the $200 cost of a prepare overview fee would continue being the same. The expense for strategy evaluation is comparable as in other counties, she stated.

In 2018, Madison County proven the procedure of foodstuff vans and permit service fees.

At a May Madison County Overall health Section committee meeting, Alton city officials and the proprietors of Flock, the new food truck park in Alton, asked the county to consider cutting down the permit rate to draw in more foods vehicles.

County Board member Mike Babcock, R-Bethalto, chairs the wellness section committee. He reported he considered decreasing the price would foster economic activity for the county.

The lone committee vote towards reducing the payment was solid by County Board member Terry Eaker, R-Bethalto. He said he did not feel food items trucks should really pay out significantly less than proven restaurants in the similar categories.

The Finance Committee is scheduled to go over the rate change at its 4 p.m. conference on June 9. The full county board is scheduled to go over the modify at its 5 p.m. conference on June 15.