Nisky ice cream trucks revisited

"Most of this product is available in a grocery store," said resident Lorene Zabin. "I think you're stirring a hornet's nest, and I wish you to be very, very careful about this."

Kasper echoed Zabin's concern.

"Ice cream is too readily available now to our children anyway," Kasper said.

During the trial period, if approved, ice cream trucks could sell treats from noon to 7:30 p.m. on town roads, which excludes county and state roads.

"If you look at the proposal of the law, it looks at a lot of things that have been done by the state," said Joe Landry, town supervisor. "There is quite a bit that has been done over the last 20-30 years."

Not all board members are sold on the idea, though.

Councilman Jonathan McKinney said he has some serious concerns, such as noise, background checks for drivers and safety issues. Besides the danger of children not looking when crossing the street, he said, the attention of drivers isn't as good as before due to things such as texting.

"I share many of the concerns people have. I myself have some concerns about safety," said McDonnell. "I think it deserves to be revisited. To my knowledge there have not been any tragedies like this recently in our area.""

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