A Butte company owner is speaking out more than a permit charge she considers to be an excessive burden on smaller organizations.
Carrie Fisher owns the Taco Del Sol and Pita Pit on the corner of Park and Montana Streets, and she says the city-county desires her to spend $700 annually for a permit to have a couple of chairs and tables on the sidewalk outdoors her company.
The regional government cited an ordinance that was lately revised in the course of the pandemic. Its title pertains to parklets and pedlets, each of which go all the way to the curb or even into the street.
Fisher says it is nevertheless vital for sidewalk seating to go via a permitting procedure to assure, for instance, that ADA accessibility is maintained, but she says a $700 annual charge is unreasonable.
She made a petition requesting the Council of Commissioners appear more than the concern and discover a commonsense remedy. It is currently been signed by dozens of residents.
“I’ve received so a great deal assistance from other company owners, due to the fact I contacted everyone that had tables and chairs and produced them conscious of what was going on. So they want to make certain that this gets corrected. Simply because this is a citywide ordinance, it is not just an Uptown Butte ordinance,” stated Fisher.
Fisher says other towns in the state charge anyplace from $20 to $50 for a sidewalk seating permit.
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