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City Looking to Regulate Mobile Car Wash, Detailing Businesses


Last updated 7/8/2021 at 7:55am

Erik Mclean

Responding to increased complaints from citizens, Lake Wales City Commissioners agreed they need to put regulations in place on mobile car wash and detailing businesses. But they tabled the first draft of a proposed city ordinance after several business owners expressed concerns.

City Manager James Slaton said city officials were trying to resolve complaints about noise, hours of operation, blocking traffic and fixed locations. He said some were setting up on city streets or rights-of-way and leaving behind trash.

The draft regulations would require the owners to obtain a $75 annual permit...

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