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File #: 23-0236    Version: 1 Name: 2/21/23 Monroe Street Fair 2023
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/21/2023 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/6/2023 Final action: 3/6/2023
Enactment date: 3/6/2023 Enactment #: R-23-075
Title: Resolution to Approve the Closing of Monroe and Tappan Streets for the Annual Monroe Street Fair, Saturday, April 1, 2023
Attachments: 1. Monroe Street Fair Map, 2. Police and Fire Response to MSF.pdf
Resolution to Approve the Closing of Monroe and Tappan Streets for the Annual Monroe Street Fair, Saturday, April 1, 2023
Attached for your consideration is a request from Fred Heller/Creative Rec, LLC, this year's organizer of the Monroe Street Fair, to close Monroe Street between Tappan and State Street and Tappan Street between Monroe and South University from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 1, 2023 for the Monroe Street Fair. A soft closure of Oakland from Monroe to Hill is requested to be used for porta-johns and local traffic only. Intersections will remain open during the event. The remaining street area will be closed during the event for activities including speeches, and vendors.

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 closing will be provided through the City's website and GovDelivery, as well as the applicant notifying the church in that area, and any residents on those blocks at least two weeks prior to the event.

While this event has been previously approved for more than 20 years, in 2022 it was one of three major events taking place on the same day. The Hash Bash (which is a protest that occurs on University of Michigan property and is not subject to City of Ann Arbor jurisdiction), and the University of Michigan Spring Game. Each of these events on their own bring thousands of people to Ann Arbor. In 2022 the culmination of these events presented significant challenges to public safety. The same challenges will exist in 2023 as the scenario repeats itself with the Hash Bash and the Spring Game taking place on the same day. The ability to protect the public is greatly impaired by the occurrence of these three events. Please see the attached correspondence from the Police and Fire departme...

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