The current system for licensing restaurants and food trucks is unfair at times, says Mayor John Henry.
The current system, which sees owners pay annual fees totalling $225, can be a challenge for those businesses looking to start up near the end of the year.
For example, a company that pays a fee to start up in December would be required to pay the same annual fee again in January.
“In fairness, paying for a license, really for one month, is a bit of a challenge,” Henry said.
He’s asked staff to look into the possibility of changing the system to a pro-rated model, or to have businesses pay their fees on an anniversary basis each year.