Town Clerk Royston King has said that persons vending throughout the city during the upcoming Easter weekend will not have to pay for spots since no discussions were held at the level of the Mayor and City Council to initiate this process.
King explained that without the approval or recommendation of the Council’s Social Development Committee, the implementation of vending fees cannot be carried out.
However, Mayor Patricia Chase-Green was adamant that the fees be charged. She pointed out that the Council needs the revenue to offset expenses such as cleaning exercises following the holiday weekend.
But the Town Clerk posited that it was too late at this point in time to go ahead with this process, noting that any system put in place will only be limited.