HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- City leaders are expected to approve a plan to allow a teenager to operate a hot dog vending cart in downtown Holland.
Mayor Kurt Dykstra Wednesday announced plans to have the city council approve the plan, which would allow Nathan Duszynski, 13, to operate the cart outside a sporting goods store across from city hall for the rest of the year.
An existing zoning ordinance does not allow food carts to compete with downtown restaurants, but members of the council Wednesday informally agreed to approve a special waiver based on a different ordinance.
Dykstra says the city is working on a permanent solution -- providing more space for vendors like Nathan at the 8th Street Marketplace.
This year, Nathan bought his hot dog cart to raise money for his college education and to help out his parents, who are disabled.