The matter was brought before the council by councilmen Ted Fletcher and Charlie Bradt.
"This came about because we had a fundraiser that took place at a local school here in Shenandoah ... they were serving coffee from a trailer and they had their food permit from the county," Fletcher said. "Unfortunately, they were shut down for the fundraiser."
Fletcher added he thinks the intention of the ordinance—which is to prevent mobile vendors from soliciting business within the city limits of Shenandoah—is a good thing, but said he would like exceptions for city events and private parties.
Council member Michael McLeod said the ordinance was originally created to stop unsolicited ice cream trucks from doing business in the city's neighborhoods.
John Mayner, director of the Shenandoah Convention and Visitor Bureau, said the opportunity to have additional food trucks in the city limits under special occasions could be beneficial from a revenue standpoint.
"We had a food truck festival that generated maybe 40,000 people on Main Street in one day," Mayner said.
No action was taken on the matter and discussions regarding the ordinance will be continued at a later date.