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FLORENCE, S.C. – Short-term rentals and food trucks are back on the agenda of the Florence City Council.

On the agenda for Monday’s meeting of the council are second readings of Bills No. 2019-11 and 2019-12 that would amend the city’s unified development ordinance to provide regulations for short-term rentals, like those from AirBNB, and mobile food vendors.

Both ordinances were first read at the April meeting of the council. Several council members had input to offer during the discussion.

Rather than create policy on the fly, Mayor Stephen J. Wukela suggested the council pass the ordinances on the first reading, then offer their inputs before the second reading to allow the staff to draft the ordinances to be the best they could be.

Both ordinances then passed upon the first reading.

After the second reading, if passed by the council, the ordinances become part of the city code.

Also on the agenda for Monday’s meeting are the second readings of the city’s 2019-20 budget ordinance, an ordinance to prohibit the unlawful selling of animals and an ordinance creating the Irby Street Corridor Overlay District.

A performance from the South Florence Bruin Elite Dance Squad is also scheduled as well as a the hearing of a resolution to designate Florence as a Bee City.

The meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday in the city council chambers of the City Center, located at 324 W. Evans St.

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