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File #: 40155    Version: 1 Name: Resolution to authorize a contract with Frank Productions, Inc., for Freakfest 2015 and to authorize gating and ticketing for entry into the event area.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/18/2015 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 10/20/2015 Final action: 10/20/2015
Enactment date: 10/23/2015 Enactment #: RES-15-00818
Title: Resolution to authorize a contract with Frank Productions, Inc., for Freakfest 2015 and to authorize gating and ticketing for entry into the event area.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Denise DeMarb, Ledell Zellers, Zach Wood, Michael E. Verveer
Fiscal Note
This resolution authorizes gating and ticketing for the Halloween event and authorizes the City to negotiate and enter into a contract with Frank Productions, Inc., to address the allocation of costs and revenues associated with the event. The 2015 Adopted Budget includes $100,000 in General Fund revenue, which would allow for full recovery of the City agencies’ costs.

Title
Resolution to authorize a contract with Frank Productions, Inc., for Freakfest 2015 and to authorize gating and ticketing for entry into the event area.

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WHEREAS, Frank Productions, Inc., has been issued a Street Use Permit to hold music and entertainment activities as part of the continuing effort to ensure the State Street Halloween experience is a safe and positive attraction in downtown Madison known as "Freakfest"; and

WHEREAS, the number of personnel needed to staff this event requires the use of large staging areas in proximity to the event; and

WHEREAS, the City has an interest in gating and ticketing the area surrounding the event to enhance crowd safety and to offset City costs associated with the Halloween event, and Frank Productions has an interest in charging a ticket fee for the entertainment; and

WHEREAS, one of the conditions in the Street Use Permit that has been issued to Frank Productions is that the City and Frank Productions enter into a written agreement to address details of ticket sales, appropriate allocation of ticket revenue and any other fundraising revenue, and to reflect costs of city services associated with the Street Use Permit and the contributions of both parties to the safety and success of the event; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and City Clerk are authorized to sign a contract with Frank Productions, Inc., for the above-stated purposes; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that city staff will distribute free admission tickets as needed to residents and others within the gated perimeter as deemed appropriate; an...

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