Monday, September 30, 2013

Week Ahead: Food trucks in Henrietta, Latino outreach event, domestic violence in Monroe County

Posted By on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 10:07 AM

The Town of Henrietta will have a public hearing on its proposed food truck and cart regulations at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, at Town Hall, 475 Calkins Road.

The regulations would allow food trucks and carts to operate in the town. They lay out the licensing and location criteria that any “mobile food vehicle” must meet. They also set some general conditions on the trucks, including operating hours and limiting their operations to private property.

The regulations also require truck and cart operators to get the property owner’s written permission before setting up at a location. And they require the owner of any property zoned commercial or industrial to get a special use permit before a “mobile food vehicle” can operate on the site.

The whole issue of food truck regulations started after the Brick-N-Motor food truck started making lunchtime stops at Eagle’s Landing Business Park on Jefferson Road earlier this year. The truck had been stopping at the park, with the owner’s permission, for two days a week over a six-month period. But then the town told Brick-N-Motor owners Paul Vroman and Nathan Hurtt that they needed a permit. The Town Board eventually gave them that permit.

The Latino National Republican Coalition of Monroe County will hold its launch event at 8 a.m. Friday, October 4, at Georgie’s Bakery, 857 South Clinton Avenue.

The coalition is a local affiliate of the national group, which tries to build GOP support among conservative Latinos and also focuses on getting them to run for office.

State Assembly member Peter Lopez, a Republican from the Village of Schoharie, will speak at the event. Ed Cox, the state GOP chair, will also attend. Tickets are $15 and are available at Jeremy Moule

Alternatives for Battered Women and the Rochester/Monroe County Domestic Violence Consortium will issue a domestic violence report card for the county at a 1 p.m. press conference on Tuesday, October 1, at the Monroe County Crime Victims Resource Center, 244 Plymouth Avenue.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month nationally, and at Tuesday’s event, County Executive Maggie Brooks and Rochester Mayor Tom Richards will declare October Domestic Violence Awareness Month for the city and county.

Related events will be held throughout the month. A schedule of events is at: and

According to an ABW press release, more than 6,400 incidents of domestic violence are reported in Monroe County each year, on average. Christine Carrie Fien

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