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Ripon may allow for profit vendors on lots

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POSTED May 1, 2011 1:34 a.m.

RIPON – The Ripon City Council could finally approve an ordinance amendment to expand the seasonal temporary use permits at Tuesday’s meeting.

Elected officials have already given the proposed change to municipal code the once over, voting 4-1 in favor at their previous meeting. Councilman Chuck Winn was the dissenter, pointing out that the ordinance, as drafted, was intended to benefit the non-profit groups in town.

The change would allow for-profit vendors to compete against the non-profit groups while expanding to industrial districts but not residential areas. Christmas tree lots, pumpkin patches and outdoor Christmas holiday décor booths have been described as “seasonal temporary uses.”

The open session begins at 7 p.m. at Ripon City Hall, 259 North Wilma St.

In other agenda items:

• Council will look to adopt the updated proof of correction fee schedule as established by the California Vehicle Code; and adopt the updated concealed license fee schedule as established by the California Penal Code.

• Elected officials will hear the Chamber of Commerce request for waiver fee for the upcoming Ripon Community Appreciation Week Event.

• Council could accept the $4,000 donation from the Ripon Garden Club for the new Town Square.

Following the adjournment of the Council session, the Ripon Community Redevelopment Agency meeting will take place.

For more information, call Ripon City Hall at 209-599-2108 or click on to www.cityofripon.org.

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