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File #: 23-0325    Version: 1 Name: 3/6/23 Resolution to Approve Downtown Street Closures for Restaurant and Retail Use
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/6/2023 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/6/2023 Final action: 3/6/2023
Enactment date: 3/6/2023 Enactment #: R-23-073
Title: Resolution to Approve Downtown Street Closures for Restaurant and Retail Use
Resolution to Approve Downtown Street Closures for Restaurant and Retail Use
In 2020, a Resolution (R-20-194) was approved to promote healthy street closures for restaurant and retail use during the COVID-19 pandemic. Subsequent Resolutions have extended these closures every year. These closures have proven to be successful in creating support for businesses while fostering an active and safe downtown environment. This Resolution seeks to continue these closures on an ongoing basis without the need to seek annual Council approval.

It is recommended that these closures occur beginning on or around April 1st and end on or around October 31st of each year. This request will also include each Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day to extend the closure to 6:00 AM on the following day.

For 2023, there will be construction on Main Street through the summer. Adjustments will be made to accommodate businesses and customers during the phased closing of Main Street. The Main Street Area Association will work with City staff to address these closures.

In prior years, the DDA has provided funding to downtown area associations to cover their cost of installing, removing, and renting barricades for these street closures. Subsequent funding for barricades will be assessed each year. The DDA will provide meter bags within these closure areas at no cost.
Prepared by: Debra Williams, Office Manager
Reviewed by: John Fournier, Deputy City Administrator
Derek Delacourt, Community Services Area Administrator
Approved by: Milton Dohoney Jr., City Administrator
Whereas, Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City has closed streets in the downtown since 2022 in an effort to support physical distancing, and a sociable, robust business environment in our downtown;

Whereas, Certain merchant and business associations in the City are requesting the closure of certain streets so that restaurants and retail businesses adjacent or near to the closed st...

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