SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The South Kingstown Town Council announced Monday that local food trucks will be invited to attend upcoming concerts at the Village Green and at Marina Park next month.
Town Solicitor Michael Ursillo and Terry Murphy, director of South Kingstown Parks and Recreation, gave the council memos indicating that the town would invite food trucks to the Sunday concerts at the Village Green on Aug. 4, Aug. 11 and Aug. 18 and the movie night at Marina Park on Friday, Aug. 16, with a maximum of three trucks allowed to attend each event.
“This would provide us with the opportunity to see what kind of interest the food trucks would generate,” said Town Manager Stephen A. Alfred.
Alfred said town staff would contact the food truck vendors to see if they are interested in attending the events.
“I think this is a good start,” said Council Vice President Carol Hagan McEntee who originally proposed the idea of the food trucks coming to South Kingstown.
Hagan McEntee said she would also like to invite the food trucks to the concert at Marina Park next Monday, but wasn’t sure if that was too soon.
Council President Ella Whaley said they would proceed with allowing food trucks at the events even if only one or two trucks could attend.
In other council business, the council discussed the possibility of enacting an ordinance to regulate noise from domestic fowl, specifically roosters.
At the June 24 council meeting, Jon and Gerralyn Perry, residents of Biscuit City Road, came before the council to voice concerns about excessive noise from roosters crowing in residential areas.
For the rest of this story and more local news, pick up the Wednesday, July 24 issue of the Narragansett Times.