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(Neb.)-Lemonade Stands Safe In Chadron

By: Chris Fankhauser Posted at: 08/02/2011 03:24 PM

(Chadron)-Several national news agencies have reported many instances of young people trying to earn extra money during the summer by opening a lemonade stand, and several of those youngsters have had to close those stands because of officials telling them they are not complying with local ordinances. Most recently, a 4-year-old girl in Iowa was told not only did she need a permit, but also pass a health inspection.
 
However, children in Chadron have no need to fear. The City will not be patrolling the streets looking for stands to shut down. City Clerk Donna Rust said although there is an ordinance regarding vendors, residents of the City are exempt, and lemonade stands are accepted, and even encouraged.
 
Rust said there is an ordinance on file with the City, but it does not apply to city residents.  This would include lemonade stands.  She also indicated the City woulod more than likely encourage young people who have th initiative to start up a lemonade stand to try to make some money for themselves over the summer.
 
There are also fees for the permits, but if a child’s business endeavor was required to get one, it wouldn’t be worth the cost for the small enterprise.
 
A vendor's permit is $10 per day, $25 per week, and $100 per year, which Rust said would not bring any profit for a small lemonade stand.
 
Anyone wishing to view the full ordinance regarding vendor’s permits can view that at City Hall during regular business hours, or direct any questions to Rust at 432-0505.
 
(Questions? Comments? Email chris@chadrad.com)
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