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The Common Council will consider a lower first-time permit fee for food trucks when it meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers.

North Council Member Joseph Golombek is sponsoring legislation to lower the first-time fee from $1,000 to $800.

The Council passed legislation governing the trucks in March, which created a new, lower cost of $500 for trucks that have already paid for a license.

The $1,000 fee for trucks applying for the first time, established in 2012, was good for 15 months. This new $800 fee will cover 12 months, and therefore is comparable, as both equal $200 per three-month quarter, Golombek said.

The Council will also review appointments to three city boards, though it does not have a vote on them.

Mayor Byron W. Brown has appointed city engineer Michael J. Finn to the Water Board for one year; Don Gilbert, former vice president of the Allentown Association, to the Preservation Board; and Franz H. Ross, a certified general real estate appraiser, to the Appraisal Review Board.

Also this week:

• The Council will hold its pre-meeting caucus at 2 p.m. Monday in Room 1417 of City Hall.

• The Preservation Board will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday in Room 901 of City Hall.

• Pinnacle Charter School Board of Trustees is holding a meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, 115 Ash St.