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File #: 20-0145    Version: 1 Name: 3/16/20 Treeverb Music Festival
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-20-083
Title: Resolution to Close Ashley Street between Huron and Washington for the Treeverb Music Festival from 8:00 AM on Friday, June 5, 2020 until 11:00 PM on Saturday, June 6, 2020
Attachments: 1. Treeverb 2020 map.pdf

Title

Resolution to Close Ashley Street between Huron and Washington for the Treeverb Music Festival from 8:00 AM on Friday, June 5, 2020 until 11:00 PM on Saturday, June 6, 2020

Memorandum

Attached for your consideration is a resolution to approve the closing of Ashley Street between Huron and Washington for the Treeverb Music Festival on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 8:00 AM until Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 11:00 PM.  This is the second year for this event.  While last year’s event was cut short due to rain, there was no negative feedback received by staff.  Because this event will take place in the Ann Arbor Brown Lot, the request to close the street is to accommodate the safety of large crowds that may spill onto the streets.  Treeverb expects attendance of approximately 1000 people of all ages.  The applicant, First Martin and Bank of Ann Arbor’s goal is to have a strong national visibility with an enormous draw of both local and regional audiences.  This event has the approval of the Main Street Area Association.  The applicant is also collaborating with businesses surrounding the area to provide opportunities to join in the festivities. 

 

There will be a beer tent and, as such, the applicant 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.  One hundred percent of the beer tent proceeds will be donated to yet to be determined local charities.

 

The applicant 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 closing will be provided through the City’s website, GovDelivery, and applicant contact with impacted businesses.

Staff

Prepared by:                     Debra Williams, Office Manager

Reviewed by:                     Derek Delacourt, Community Services Area Administrator

Approved by:                     Tom Crawford, Interim City Administrator

Body

Whereas, The City has received a request from First Martin and Bank of Ann Arbor to close Ashley Street between Huron and Washington for the Treeverb Music Festival on Friday, June 5 at 8:00 AM until Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 11:00 PM;

 

Whereas, The closure will be signed, barricaded and properly supervised by the applicant;

 

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

 

Whereas, The applicant 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 streets and will reimburse the City for all event expenses; and

 

Whereas, Notification of the street closing will be provided by the applicant, the Main Street Area Association, the City’s website and GovDelivery;

 

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

 

RESOLVED, That Council approve the closing of Ashley Street between Huron and Washington for the Treeverb Music Festival on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 8:00 AM until Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 11:00 PM.