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File #: 20-0358    Version: 1 Name: 3/16/20 Taste of Ann Arbor Street Closings
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/16/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/16/2020 Final action: 3/16/2020
Enactment date: 3/16/2020 Enactment #: R-20-085
Title: Resolution to Approve Street Closings for the 2020 Taste of Ann Arbor Special Event - Sunday, May 31, 2020
Attachments: 1. Taste of Ann Arbor Map.pdf

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Resolution to Approve Street Closings for the 2020 Taste of Ann Arbor Special Event - Sunday, May 31, 2020

Memorandum

Attached for your consideration is a resolution to approve the closing of certain streets on Sunday, May 31, 2020 from 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. to stage the 2020 “Taste of Ann Arbor” special event.  The actual event time is 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM.  This annual event, sponsored by the Main Street Area Association and Arbor Brewing Company, is intended to celebrate the ethnic diversity of the community.  The event will be a combination of ethnic food, entertainment and vending activities.  There will be a stage on the corner of Main and Liberty for music and announcements.

 

The event will require closing of the following streets from 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 31, 2020:

 

                     S. Main Street from Washington Street to William Street

                     Liberty Street from S. Ashley Street to S. Fourth Avenue

 

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.

 

Notification of the street closings will be provided through the City’s website, GovDelivery and the Main Street Area Association will deliver notices to all within the impacted area at least two weeks prior to the 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 M.L.C.C. regulations.

 

The event has been coordinated with all relevant City service areas for the purposes of control and for the protection of the health and safety of the participants and the general public.

Staff

Prepared by:                     Debra Williams, Office Manager

Reviewed by:                     Derek Delacourt, Community Services Area Administrator

Approved by:                     Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator

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Whereas, The Main Street Area Association and Arbor Brewing Company will be sponsoring the annual "Taste of Ann Arbor” special event on Sunday, May 31, 2020;

 

Whereas, It is necessary to close the following City streets from 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. to facilitate a successful event:

 

                     S. Main Street from Washington Street to William Street

                     Liberty Street from S. Ashley Street to S. Fourth Avenue.

 

Whereas, The street closures will be signed and barricaded by the Main Street Area Association and Arbor Brewing Company and properly supervised by the sponsor;

 

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

 

Whereas, The sponsor will obtain all necessary permits and be responsible to comply with all procedures, rules and regulations and to pay all costs and fees required by the City to stage such an event;

 

Whereas, The Main Street Area Association agree to defend and indemnify and save the City harmless against any claim arising from their sponsorship of this event; and

 

Whereas, Notification of the street closings will be provided through the City’s website, GovDelivery and the Main Street Area Association will deliver notices to all within the impacted area at least two weeks prior to the event;

 

RESOLVED, That City Council authorizes the closing of the following City streets on Sunday, May 31, 2020 for the "Taste of Ann Arbor" special event from 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

 

                     S. Main Street from Washington Street to William Street

                     Liberty Street from S. Ashley Street to S. Fourth Avenue; and

 

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