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City of Morgantown to Hold Public Hearing for Downtown Vendor Plan

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MORGANTOWN -

Food vendors might need to find a new spot to set up during late nights in Morgantown.

A public hearing will be held September 17 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers to discuss a new Downtown Vendor Plan.

That plan is comprised of two ordinances. One would prohibit vendors from setting up on downtown sidewalks from 11 p.m.to 6 a.m. The second said vendors can only set up in a parking spot registered to that vendor during those hours. Those spots would be at least 50 feet from any open business.

Tom Arnold, from the Morgantown Parking Authority, said they are still looking at a few places to hold the downtown vendors spaces, including areas in the 400 and 200 block of High Street and Chestnut Street. They also are still determining a price the vendors would pay to rent the spots.

"Pedestrian Traffic is so heavy at night they interfere with pedestrians in the downtown area," Arnold said, "we're looking out for the health and safety of the people the sidewalks."

Any current vendor is welcome to review the plan, included in the September 3, 2013 City Council Packet on MorgantownWV.gov, and bring their thoughts, suggestions, and opinions to the hearing on September 17.

If you have any questions pertaining to this code, please contact the City Manager's office at 304-284-7405.