March 26, 2023 2:37 pm

Perryville discusses altering business enterprise license ordinance, meals trucks

Published four:13 pm Wednesday, March 15, 2023

The Perryville City Council discussed amending their business enterprise license ordinance at their meeting on March two.

The council is evaluating regardless of whether they want the license charge to be annual or 1-time, what the price tag will be, and who all will have to spend it.

Perryville has been charging individuals who do business enterprise in the city $25 per year for a lengthy time. On the other hand, the ordinance does not contain that the license is a yearly charge, and it does not list the price tag, the deadline to obtain a license, nor any late costs.

It also does not specify regardless of whether or not vendors who only come to the city when or twice a year have to get the license. As it stands, any person who comes into Perryville to do any form of business enterprise, which includes realtors, roofers, mowers, and so on., have to get a license.

Mayor Carlos Miller stated they are holding off on requiring present organizations to acquire a business enterprise license till the council decides what to amend in the ordinance.

Some council members argued that organizations who come in when or twice a year shouldn’t have to spend the identical quantity as a permanent business enterprise, and that business enterprise license costs may well scare away smaller vendors that come in.

Other folks, which includes Councilman Mike Lankford, argued that any business enterprise, huge or smaller, must be prepared and in a position to afford the smaller charge of $25 a year in order to do business enterprise. Most cities charge for annual business enterprise licenses, and council members stated that $25 is pretty low compared to what other cities in Kentucky charge, which includes Danville.

Some council members stated it wouldn’t be fair to make brick and mortar organizations spend for a license, when vendors like meals trucks could come in and not spend something, and possibly take shoppers away from brick and mortar organizations.

City Clerk Ingrid Walker stated most business enterprise individuals in Perryville are person proprietors, and do not have to spend payroll taxes. She stated commonly the only cash that the city gets from these organizations is from business enterprise licenses, and from pretty smaller net profit taxes.

Councilman Rob Kernodle stated in addition, vendors who come in for events often use electrical energy that the city pays for.

A motion was produced to enforce a yearly business enterprise license for $25 per year with a deadline of Feb. 25 and ten% month-to-month late charge, except for vendors who come in for points like Primary Street events. The motion was struck down by a vote of 4 to two.

The council decided to table the matter till their subsequent meeting.

The council passed a motion to let Primary Street Perryville to use space subsequent to the Fire Station for meals truck vendors. Primary Street is beginning weekend summer time events that will bring meals trucks to the park by the Chaplin River.

Primary Street will be accountable for scheduling meals trucks. They will have 1 per weekend on Fridays and Saturdays.

The council also discussed the will need for public restrooms downtown. 1 concept is to develop restrooms on the side of the Fire Division constructing, and connect the plumbing to the basement of the fire residence.

In other business enterprise, the council:

• Passed a motion to use some ARPA funds for the acquire of a generator for City Hall in the occasion of energy outages. Perryville previously received a grant for acquiring a generator, which they have been applying for for years.

The total project is $68,550. The federal share of the grant is 90% at $61,695. The Kentucky Emergency Management is delivering $three,290, and Perryville will supply the remaining balance of $three,564, a five.two% matching requirement to go toward acquire of a generator. The city will use $three,564 of ARPA funds given that the project wasn’t budgeted for initially.

• Agreed to acquire a new sign for City Hall for $395 from USA Indicators. As it was the least expensive bid they received, the sign will not be lit up from the inside as an alternative the city will have to set up flood lights to illuminate the sign at evening.

• Passed a motion to let Councilman Jason Pruitt to negotiate on behalf of the council with a house owner for attainable acquire of land for a new firehouse.

• Passed the second reading of an ordinance amending the price range for the present fiscal year. This is to add line things like the sale of a surplus police automobile, ARPA funds received, a cyber-safety grant, and donations for police physique cams and vehicle cams, which have been received in 2020 but not utilized for that objective however.

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