GCS considers tweaks to handle successful Food Truck Fridays

By Bruce Hope bruce@opcfla.com
Posted 3/17/21

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The Green Cove Springs City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday that allows additional security lighting for certain customers for a charge of $10.25 a month.

The city’s …

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GCS considers tweaks to handle successful Food Truck Fridays

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GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The Green Cove Springs City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday that allows additional security lighting for certain customers for a charge of $10.25 a month.

The city’s approval of the Pinewood Court Estates Replat was pulled for discussion after the developer failed to act on the project within a year. The original site plan was for the development of a 12-apartment rental units. However, the developer now wants to build townhomes.

Carolyn Robinson, whose family has owned the adjacent property for more than 100 years. She was upset that she hadn’t been notified regarding the 1.04-acre development. The item was passed, 5-0.

Another item pulled for discussion was the approval of the annual Memorial Day Festival. Details of the festival were discussed, such as the prospective number of vendors (80), the opening ceremony time and the fireworks display. There will still be a focus on safety, while trying to hold a festival with relative normalcy. This item was also passed, 5-0.

In council business, Vice-Mayor Ed Gaw talked about the success of the return of Food Truck Fridays, as well as small changes which can improve the event, including better parking to handle 4,000 people, an increase in police presence and having more trucks available to decrease wait times.

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