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File #: 22-1169    Version: 1 Name: 7/18/22 Go Blue Mix
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/18/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/18/2022 Final action: 7/18/2022
Enactment date: 7/18/2022 Enactment #: R-22-233
Title: Resolution to Approve Street Closure of Washington Street between Fletcher and Thayer Streets for the University of Michigan Go Blue Mix on Saturday, September 3, 2022 from 4:00 PM until 2:00 AM on Sunday, September 4, 2022
Attachments: 1. Go Blue Mix Map.pdf

Title

Resolution to Approve Street Closure of Washington Street between Fletcher and Thayer Streets for the University of Michigan Go Blue Mix on Saturday, September 3, 2022 from 4:00 PM until 2:00 AM on Sunday, September 4, 2022

Memorandum

The attached resolution is requesting approval to close Washington Street between Fletcher and Thayer Streets on Saturday, September 3, 2022 from 3:00 PM until 2:00 AM on Sunday, September 4, 2022 for the University of Michigan Go Blue Mix.  The actual event runs from 8:00 PM until midnight with the additional time to be used for set-up and breakdown. 

 

Go Blue Mix is a large, outdoor program on central campus as a part of the Welcome to Michigan schedule.  An extension of the UMix Late Night program, Go Blue Mix will provide an alternative late-night programming opportunity for students during a high risk time (Saturday night). With each night game held at the Stadium, UM convenes a large planning committee to commit to providing alcohol-free events and opportunities for students, increasing its capacity to support student safety and health.  This event was first held in 2016 and last held in 2021.  No issues have been reported for these events.

 

While this event is intended for University of Michigan students, since it is in public spaces, community members will be able to enjoy elements of the program (i.e. music).  Certain aspects will be reserved solely for students with valid UM ID (novelty activities, food from UM catering, etc).

 

The sponsoring unit, the University of Michigan Center for Campus Involvement, has stated that police presence will be handled by the UM Police Department. 

 

Notification of the street closure will be through the City’s website and GovDelivery, and resources through the University of Michigan.

 

The sponsor agrees to obtain all necessary permits, to provide evidence of proper liability insurance as required, to comply with all City and state regulations governing the use of the streets, and will reimburse the City for all event expenses.

Staff

Prepared by:                     Debra Williams, Office Manager

Reviewed by:                     Derek Delacourt, Community Services Area Administrator

Approved by:                     Milton Dohoney Jr., City Administrator

Body

Whereas, The City has received a request from the University of Michigan Center for Campus Involvement;

 

Whereas, It will be necessary to close Washington Street between Fletcher and Thayer Streets to hold the Go Blue Mix;

 

Whereas, The sponsor agrees to obtain all necessary permits, to provide evidence of proper liability insurance as required, to comply with all City and state regulations governing the use of the streets, and will reimburse the City for all event expenses; and

 

Whereas, Notification of the street closing will be through the City’s website as well as resources through the University of Michigan;

 

RESOLVED, That City Council approves the closing of Washington Street between Fletcher and Thayer Streets on Saturday, September 3, 2022 from 3:00 PM until 2:00 AM on Sunday, September 4, 2022 for the University of Michigan Go Blue Mix.