Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Lake Worth business owners must reapply for sidewalk café... |

This was the most important issue from last night's meeting - besides the revelation about the power outage we experienced a few nights ago. More on that later. The sidewalk cafe issue will be a code enforcement hassle. But at least the city will have some real documentation and can uniformly apply the requirements. It will be a challenge for some businesses to conduct business in a manner in which they are accustomed. From the article:
The requirement that all businesses reapply is because some that have permits were not in compliance with the ordinance. Owners are required to provide a scale drawing of the café area and pay a one-time fee of $4 per square foot of public space they are using.
“We’re going to start fresh with everybody,” said Waters.