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JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. - The Jacksonville City Council is weighing the option of allowing food trucks to operate on private property in Jacksonville Beach.

Food trucks are not allowed to operate inside the city limits at this time because of the city's Land Development Code. The ordinance up for debate Monday night would allow the food trucks on some properties as a pilot program that includes an expiration date, says Jacksonville Beach City Manager George Forbes.

The property must have a minimum of 6,000 square feet for one food truck and at least 43,560 square feet for two. The trucks would not be allowed to stay on the property overnight and must pay property taxes to the city. The owner of the property will be required to show the city an affidavit saying the truck is allowed on the property

Forbes says, at the end of the ordinance's expiration date the city council would consider making a permanent decision.