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The following conditions shall apply to all open air vendors as defined by this chapter:

(a) Open air vendors shall be limited to the sale of flowers, plants or food for immediate consumption such as hot dogs, sandwiches, ice cream and non-alcoholic beverages.

(b) The hours of operation shall be established on a case-by-case basis by the Planning Commission but in no case shall they exceed the hours of operation for the primary use on subject site.

(c) There shall be no vending from a truck, van, automobile, or other motorized vehicle.

(d) A clearance by the County Health Officer shall be on file with the City as part of the application, when applicable.

(e) The maximum overall size of the stand or non-motorized non-stationary cart or pushcart, hereafter referred to as "conveyance" shall be established on a case-by-case basis by the Planning Commission.

(f) Signs shall be limited to non-electrical signs that are permanently affixed to the vendor's conveyance. The total sign square footage shall not exceed 6 (six) square feet.

(g) Items for sale shall be confined to the vendor's conveyance. However, areas immediately adjacent to the vendor's conveyance may be used for sales purposes when it can be demonstrated that the location will not impede pedestrian or vehicular circulation.

(h) Noise generating devices, such as, but not limited to horns, bells, loudspeakers or amplifiers, shall not be used.