"We understand the safety concerns and I think every member of this board has talked about it and has some angst about it," said McDonnell. "I'm hoping that we will hear back quite a bit at the end of the month and I'm hoping that it's going to be a positive experience."
The owner of Mr. Ding-A-Ling, Brain Collis, attended the meeting with his planned driver for the town David Bond. Collis said he is a member of the Ice Cream Vendors Association, which provides him with various safety posters and performs background checks on all his drivers. Around 70 percent of his drivers have pervious experience with the company.
When Kasper asked Bond, a graduate of SUNY Cobleskill, what his "music repertoire" is for the truck, he answered, "I got 32 choices and they are all entertaining, I promise you."
One concern for some residents is the noise volume, but Bond said he usually turns down his music when he stops the truck for children and, if requested, will turn it off when stopped.
The children in attendance were visibly pleased with their victory.
"I think it's a great idea because kids love ice cream, and everybody likes a nice summer treat every once and a while," said Alex.""