A Butte organization owner talks about the permit charge she sees as as well substantially of a burden on tiny corporations.
Carrie Fisher owns Taco Del Sol and Pita Pit at the corner of Park and Montana streets, and says the city desires her to spend $700 a year for a permit to have a handful of chairs and tables on the sidewalk in front of her organization.
The neighborhood government referred to the ordinance, which was lately revised through the pandemic. Its name refers to parquets and pellets, each of which go all the way to the curb or even to the street.
Fisher says it is nevertheless essential for sidewalk seating to go by way of a permitting procedure to assure, for instance, that ADA access is maintained, but she says the $700 annual charge is unreasonable.
She designed a petition asking the Board of Trustees to appear into the matter and obtain a affordable option. Dozens of residents have currently signed it.
“I got a lot of help from other organization owners as I contacted every person who had tables and chairs and let them know what was going on.” So they want to make confident this gets fixed. Simply because this is a citywide ordinance, it is not just an Uptown Butte ordinance,” Fisher mentioned.
Fisher says other cities in the state charge anyplace from $20 to $50 for a permit to sit on the sidewalk.
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