Vendors possible

Coldstream staff developing a strategy for mobile food vendors in the district.

You may eventually be able to get a hot dog or a somosa from a food truck in Coldstream.

Council decided during a committee of the whole meeting Tuesday to instruct staff to develop a strategy for mobile food vendors in the district.

“There is some idea of them around the lake and around the sports facility,” said Mayor Jim Garlick, adding that the issue arose after some individuals inquired about establishing mobile food operations.

Staff will consider a variety of issues, including a permitting process, appropriate locations for mobile vendors and addressing common issues associated with such activities.

Garlick suspects there could be a need for food trucks at the new sports facility next to Okanagan College.

“There are going to be events there and we don’t want to find out later if we are in contravention of bylaws,” he said of the need to establish rules now.

The future construction of a rail trail along Kalamalka Lake could also lead to food vendors.