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File #: 19-1486    Version: 1 Name: 8/19/19 Resolution to Approve Game Watch Event
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/19/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/19/2019 Final action: 8/19/2019
Enactment date: 8/19/2019 Enactment #: R-19-373
Title: Resolution to Approve the Closing of State Street from William to Liberty Streets and North University between State and Fletcher Streets for the Game Watch on State Street Event from 6:00 AM on Saturday, September 21, 2019 until 1:00 AM on Sunday, September 22, 2019
Attachments: 1. Watch the Game on State Street Map

Title

Resolution to Approve the Closing of State Street from William to Liberty Streets and North University between State and Fletcher Streets for the Game Watch on State Street Event from 6:00 AM on Saturday, September 21, 2019 until 1:00 AM on Sunday, September 22, 2019

Memorandum

Attached for your consideration is a request from the State Street District to close State Street from William to Liberty Streets and North University between State and Fletcher Streets on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 6:00 AM until 1:00 AM on Sunday, September 22, 2019 for the Game Watch on State Street event. 

 

The State Street District is excited to bring entertainment, including live music to downtown Ann Arbor.  This event, last held in 2017, will be particularly exciting as it will allow all participants to watch the University of Michigan vs. Wisconsin game on portable big screens at either end of State Street. There will be a beer garden and DJ included in this event.

 

The sponsor will submit an application for approval from the State of Michigan Liquor Control Commission for temporary sales, service and consumption of alcoholic beverages in the defined areas, pursuant to the MLCC regulations. 

 

The sponsor agrees to obtain all necessary permits, to provide evidence of proper liability insurance as required, to comply with all City regulations governing the use of the street, and will reimburse the City for all event expenses. Notification of the street closings will be provided through the City’s website, GovDelivery and the sponsor’s website and social media.  Neighboring businesses will be informed of this event via the District. 

Staff

Prepared by:                     Debra Williams, Office Manager

Reviewed by:                     Derek Delacourt, Community Services Area Administrator

Approved by:                     Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator

Body

Whereas, The City has received a request from the State Street District to close State Street between William and Liberty Streets and North University between State and Fletcher Streets on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 6:00 AM until 1:00 AM on Sunday, September 22, 2019 for the Game Watch Event on State Street event;

 

Whereas, The street closure will be signed, barricaded and properly supervised;

 

Whereas, The sponsor requires the approval of the Michigan Liquor Control Commission for a special outdoor liquor license;

 

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

 

Whereas, The sponsor has agreed to pay the cost of City services associated with the staging of this event; and

 

Whereas, Notification of the street closings will be provided through the City’s website, GovDelivery and the sponsor’s website and social media;

 

RESOLVED, That a special liquor license for the event be approved, contingent upon the approval from the Michigan Liquor Control Commission;

 

RESOLVED, That the sponsor will pay the cost of City services associated with the staging of this event; and

 

RESOLVED, That City Council approve the closing of State Street between Liberty and William Streets and North University between State and Fletcher Streets on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 6:00 AM until 1:00 AM on Sunday, September 22, 2019 for the Game Watch Event on State Street event.