City Council Amends Food Truck Ordinances and More

  • 2023-03-24, 05:22 AM (update 2023-03-24, 11:04 AM)
  • Jo Petteruti
City Council Amends Food Truck Ordinances and More

Edited to clarify eligibility for food truck vendor applications.

During their March 21 meeting, the Fallon City Council tackled several items of business, including adjusting utility rates, appointing a city auditor, and a public hearing regarding food truck vending within the city limit, along with providing an update on area flood mitigation efforts. 

Bill Number 792 modified the city’s Municipal Code for food trucks. According to the bill, certain vendors failing to comply with the newly outlined regulations may not obtain or hold a mobile food vending license. All food trucks must obtain a mobile food vending license before engaging in operations, hold a general City of Fallon and state business license, possess an up-to-date health permit, and have valid unexpired vehicle registrations for each vehicle. Further, businesses owned by persons who have criminal convictions of theft, fraud, and dishonesty – including possessing or receiving stolen property, along with sex and drug offenses may be declared ineligible, each application will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, similar to liquor license applications. For a complete list of mobile food vending regulations, please contact the City of Fallon. 

Bill Number 793, presented by Councilwoman Karla Kent, proposed to annex a .54-acre parcel located at 575 Babb Place into the city limits. Property owner HSKS, LLC, purchased the lot in April 2021. The annexation agreement states any development or improvements made on the property requiring water, sewer, and electric service must connect to city utility services. HSKS will bear all development, modifications, and utility connection costs. They will also pay all costs to install a new street light and replace the substandard sections of the sidewalk along Babb Place, as identified by the city. According to the bill, the annexed parcel is an R-1 Single Family Residence District. A public hearing on the proposed ordinance is scheduled for April 4. 
Eide Bailly LLC of Reno has been approved as auditors for the City of Fallon for the fiscal year ending June 20, 2023. The estimated fee for services is $101,050. Eide Bailly conducted the 2020 audit for the city, at which time the cost was $84,000.

The council also approved three agenda resolutions to significantly increase city electric, water, and sewer utility rates. According to the City of Fallon Clerk-Treasurer, Sean Richardson, the passage of the resolutions will keep the enterprise fund for each utility financially stable and solvent. This rate adjustment is estimated to increase annual sewer utility revenues by $500,000. See this week’s article Utility Rate Hikes Ahead for the City for details on the approved utility increases.

Finally, the mayor provided an update on the flood mitigation efforts underway, saying that the city’s Emergency Management group is working with BOR, the state, TCID, the county, and other agencies daily to keep the citizens safe and protected from flood waters. “This is a big deal, and people should be concerned.” The current snowpack is estimated to have 1.1 million acre-feet of water, twice what was present during the 2017 flood.

The Fallon City Council meets regularly on the first and third Tuesday of each month in City Council Chambers at 9 a.m. Updates on Fallon’s flood mitigation efforts can be found on the city’s website,



Jo Petteruti



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