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(A) The Public Services Committee may exempt a food or grocery establishment or food provider from the requirements set forth in this chapter for up to a one-year period upon the food provider showing, in writing, that this chapter would create an undue hardship or practical difficulty not generally applicable to other persons in similar circumstances. The Public Services Committee shall put the decision to grant or deny up to a one-year exemption in writing, however the decision may be appealed to Town Council.
(B) Exemptions to allow for the sale or provision of polystyrene/plastic foam products may be granted by the Public Services Committee if the food or grocery establishment or food provider can demonstrate in writing a public health and safety requirement or medical necessity to use the product. The Public Services Committee shall put the decision to grant or deny the exemption in writing and the decision may be appealed to Town Council.
(C) An exemption application shall include all information necessary for the Public Services Committee to make a decision, including but not limited to documentation showing factual support for the claimed exemption. The Public Services Committee may require the applicant to provide additional information.
(D) The Public Services Committee may approve the exemption application in whole or in part, with or without conditions.
(Ord. 18024, passed 4-16-18)