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File #: 22-1994    Version: 1 Name: 12/19/22 Tech Trek 2023
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/19/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/19/2022 Final action: 12/19/2022
Enactment date: 12/19/2022 Enactment #: R-22-394
Title: Resolution to Approve Street Closing for the Ann Arbor SPARK Tech Trek and Mobility Row on Friday, September 22, 2023 from 6:00 AM until 8:00 PM
Attachments: 1. Tech Trek Map.pdf, 2. Tech Trek Flyer.pdf

Title

Resolution to Approve Street Closing for the Ann Arbor SPARK Tech Trek and Mobility Row on Friday, September 22, 2023 from 6:00 AM until 8:00 PM

Memorandum

Attached for your consideration is a resolution to approve the closing of Liberty Street between Fourth Avenue and Division for the A2 Tech 360 event on Friday, September 22, 2023.  The intersection at Liberty and Fifth Avenue will remain open to traffic.  Liberty Street will be closed from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM for setup and cleanup while the event itself is scheduled to begin at 12:00 PM and end at 5:00 PM.  This annual event will also be held concurrently in Liberty Plaza.  While this event is schedule to occur on a home game weekend for the second year in a row, 2022’s event received no negative feedback from the community.

 

The Sponsor, The Ann Arbor SPARK, is hosting an event to celebrate and explore the innovations of Ann Arbor tech companies.  The sponsor will notify neighboring businesses and nearby apartments of this event.  Notification will also be provided through the City’s website and GovDelivery.

 

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 and will reimburse the City for all event expenses.

 

The event has been coordinated with all relevant City service areas for the purposes of traffic 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:                     Milton Dohoney Jr., City Administrator

Body

Whereas, The City has received a request from the Ann Arbor SPARK to hold the Ann Arbor SPARK Tech Trek and Mobility Row event;

 

Whereas, This event will be held concurrently with the Mayor’s Autumnal Green Fair;

 

Whereas, It will be necessary to close Liberty between Fourth Avenue and Division from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Friday, September 22, 2023 to include time for setup and cleanup;

 

Whereas, The Ann Arbor SPARK agrees to obtain the 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 closings will be provided by the sponsor and through the City’s website and GovDelivery;

 

RESOLVED, That the following street will be closed from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Friday, September 22, 2023:

 

Liberty between Fourth Avenue and Division