Is Mr. Ding-a-Ling Banned in New Hartford?
The Ice Cream Truck may not be by your street this summer. The Town of New Hartford has not issued a permit to Mr. Ding-a-Ling.
It's not necissairly that the town was looking to ban the summertime tradition, rather on a closer inspection of town rules, it was determined that
"We're restricted from 12 to 4:30, Monday through Friday and no Saturdays and Sundays."...
The hours are from a town code meant to cut down on door-to-door soliciting and peddling.
"These restrictions have been in place for a long time. They were obviously not geared towards ice cream vendors," New Hartford Town Supervisor Patrick Tyksinski said.
The town is looking into modifying the law to allow for fudge-pop peddling.