The History of Edom

Policies & Ordinances

  • Ordinance for regulation of itinerant vendors
  • Policy on annexation
  • Parking Regulations
  • Special Events

ORDINANCE FOR REGULATION OF ITINERANT VENDORS

GENERAL:

  1. DECLARATION OF POLICY
    It is the policy of the city to promote the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare by regulation of itinerant vendors. The provisions of this article are to affect this policy.
  2. GENERAL AUTHORITY AND DUTY OF THE COUNCIL
    The city council or an officer or employee designated by the council shall implement and enforce this article.

DEFINITIONS:

  1. ITINERANT VENDOR means a person who engages in a business of selling goods or services from any structure or vehicle that is not affixed to the ground, or from no structure or vehicle.
  2. PERSON means any individual, corporation, association, or other legal entity.
  3. PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY means the area along and either side of the public roads and streets.
  4. PUBLIC PROPPERTY means any property open or devoted to public use or owned by the city, including, but not limited to, sidewalks, streets, parkways, and open walkways.
  5. VEHICLE means every device in, upon, or by which a person or property may by transported or drawn upon a street, or sidewalk, including but not limited to, devices moved by human power.
  6. DESIGNATED SPECIAL EVENT means any event so designated by the Council for the purpose of encouraging tourism or Community involvement, such as, but not limited to, an annual Fair or Business Exposition.

ITINERANT VENDORS:

Itinerant vendors shall not be allowed on the PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY at the time of a DESIGNATED SPECIAL EVENT.

VENDORS ON PUBLIC PROPERTY:

A person shall not occupy public property in the city for the purpose of selling, distributing, or offering for sale services or goods, including, but not limited to food, drinks, flowers, plants, tickets, souvenirs, or art UNLESS:

  1. Doing so in connection with the transaction of official government business;
  2. Doing so by authority of a contract with the city to operate a concession on designated areas of public property;
  3. Selling, distributing, or offering for sale only periodicals from a coin-operated machine by authority of a permit to operate the machine;
  4. Operating a vehicle for hire.

RESTRICTIONS FOR MOBILE FOOD UNITS

A food establishment shall not occupy public property for the purpose of serving, selling, or distributing food or beverage from a mobile food unit unless the establishment possesses a valid permit and the unit is being operated at the site described in the permit.


CITY OF EDOM ANNEXATION PALN

Pursuant to Tex. Local Govt. Code 43.052 (c), the City of Edom, Texas hereby adopts the following annexation plan.

If an area contains fewer than 10 separate tracts of land on which one ore more residential swellings are located on each tract, the area is NOT required to be placed in an annexation plan.

THEREFORE:

The City of Edom, Texas does not intend to annex any area that is required to be contained in an annexation plan. Adopted this the 11th day of April 2002.


ORDINANCE FOR REGULATION OF PARKING

GENERAL:

  1. DECLARATION OF POLICY
    It is the policy of the city to promote the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare by regulation of parking. The provisions of this article are to affect this policy.
  2. GENERAL AUTHORITY AND DUTY OF COUONCIL

The city council or an officer or employee designated by the council shall implement and enforce this article.

DEFINITIONS:

  1. PARKING means pausing movement or ceasing movement of any vehicle, whether it is attended or unattended.
  2. PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY means the area along and either side of the public roads and streets.
  3. PUBLIC PROPERTY means any property open or devoted to public use or owned by the city, including, but not limited to, sidewalks, streets, parkways, and open walkways.
  4. VEHICLE means every device in, upon, or by which a person or property may be transported or drawn upon a street or sidewalk, including, but not limited to, devices moved by human power.
  5. DESIGNATED SPECIAL EVENT means any event so designated by the Council for the purpose of encouraging tourism or Community involvement, such as, but not limited to an annual Fair or Business Exposition.

PARKING shall not be allowed on the PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY or on PUBLIC PROPERTY at the time of a DESIGNATED SPECIAL EVENT.


DECLARATION OF DESIGNATED SPECIAL EVENT

For the purpose of encouraging tourism and Community involvement, the City Council of Edom, Texas does hereby declare that the

EDOM FESSTIVAL OF THE ARTS

To be held on September 22-23, 2002, and annually hereafter, shall be designated as a

SPECIAL EVENT

All rules, regulations and ordinances pertaining to the occurrence of a

DESIGNATED SPECIAL EVENT

Shall therefore apply.

These include, but are not limited to the regulation of parking and itinerant vendors.

SO DECLARED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF EDOM, TEXAS

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