Vernal City Considering Ordinance Change for Utah 40 Farms

Vernal City is considering an amendment to the municipal code that will allow for a family farming business. Utah 40 Farms  has a growing operation that includes pumpkins that have been in hot demand this fall. Utah 40 Farms did apply for a business license to sell the pumpkins and items from their garden but the home and property is not in a commercial zone that allows for commercial activity. According to Vernal City code, a home occupation business must be carried out “entirely in the home with only a certain percentage of the home being dedicated for the business.” During Wednesday’s meeting, the Vernal City Council generally agreed that the operation of Utah 40 Farms is reasonable and support the ordinance to be amended to allow for this type of activity. The proposed amendment has been directed to the Vernal City Planning Commission to look at modifying the ordinance and possibly giving the City Council a positive recommendation.

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