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Ice cream trucks banned in Beech Grove but politicians can still knock on your door

Posted at 10:38 PM, Aug 24, 2018

BEECH GROVE, Ind. -- If you live in Beech Grove you won't be hearing the ice cream truck music anytime soon, but you may still have politicians knocking on your door. 

For Blake Chaney, driving an ice cream truck is a family business. 

“What’s the harm in having an ice cream truck coming down the street,” said Chaney. “It really doesn’t make sense to me. I wish they could change that.”

Beech Grove does not permit ice cream trucks or door to door salesmen to sell their products in neighborhoods. Although not for profits and politicians face no limitations when knocking on doors.

Mayor Buckley says credits the city’s aggressive stance with keeping its residents safe.

“Unfortunately, politicians are allowed,” said Mayor Buckley. “I wish we could do away with them as well, but a lot of people don’t want someone knocking on their door.”

He says licensed food trucks and ice cream vendors can park and sell their items, they just can’t be mobile.

“Everybody wants what’s best for their community and in order to have a good morally sound community you have to take a stand on certain matters,” said Mayor Buckley.

Mayor Buckley says Chaney does have a right to petition city council members to change the ordinance.

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