News Update for 10/6/20

The City of Charm may soon be known as the City of Food Trucks. Avon Park city council members last night held a special meeting to start the ball rolling on rules and regulations for mobile food vendors in the city.
Although the trucks would not be able to set up on municipal rights of ways, early discussions appear to allow the lunch wagons to set up in the parking lots of businesses, churches and other facilities as a draw.
City Attorney Gerald Burh said he would begin drafting a preliminary ordinance for consideration at the council’s meeting October 12th.

Highlands County commissioners this morning approved a $65,000 Tourist Development grant for a bicycle event in Highlands County, and another $175,000 for tourist marketing here.
In other action, commissioners recieved an update on the dispensing of Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security Act money and declared October as Fire Prevention Month.
They stopped short of setting a schedule for upcomming meetings for the commission – saying they would leave that for the incoming commission to decide.

Officials of the Sebring International Raceway have released the schedule for the November edition of the Mobil One 12 Hours of Sebring. The event was postponed in March due to the Coronavirus.
The planned 4-day event will include a total of six races including the once-around-the-clock classic. All tickets for the event will be honored and a few additional tickets will be on sale.
Masks or face shields for fans and others will be required in public places such as restrooms, vendor areas, corporate displays and viewing areas where social distancing is not possible.
The gates will open Wednesday, November 11th,