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File #: 42244    Version: 1 Name: Allowing a Street Use Permit to be issued to a BID
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/22/2016 In control: STREET USE STAFF COMMISSION
On agenda: 5/17/2016 Final action: 5/17/2016
Enactment date: 5/26/2016 Enactment #: ORD-16-00055
Title: Amending Sections 10.056(5)(b)4. and 10.056(7)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to allow a Street Use Permit to be issued to a Business Improvement District for a long-term event occurring within the District.
Sponsors: Michael E. Verveer
Fiscal Note
This ordinance allows a Street Use Permit to be issued to a Business Improvement District (BID) for a long-term event occurring in the District. The ordinance sets the application fee for a BID event at $300. The BID is the only applicant for the permit, thus resulting in annual revenue of $300.
Title
Amending Sections 10.056(5)(b)4. and 10.056(7)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to allow a Street Use Permit to be issued to a Business Improvement District for a long-term event occurring within the District.
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DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: Under the current ordinance, Street Use permits are intended for short-term events or a “serial” event of not more than 1 day per week and not more than 15 total days per year. This amendment would allow an exception for an event sponsored by a Business Improvement District (BID), taking place on sidewalks only (no street closure or traffic detours), so that the BID can organize events in specified areas within the BID district for more than 15 days per year. The exception would be available only to a BID and only within the BID district, for the purposes of providing entertainment or other programming open to the public. A condition of such permit will be that the BID must enter into a contract with the City setting forth the details for the entertainment, programming, payment of costs, etc. The review process and all other requirements of Sec. 10.056 for Street Use permits would apply. This ordinance also clarifies an existing exemption to the 15-day limit for the Wednesday Farmers Market. Finally, this ordinance sets the application fee for a BID event at $300, the same as a Serial Event.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
1. Paragraph 4. entitled “Duration of Permit” of Subdivision (b) entitled “Permit Review” of Subsection (5) entitled “Application Process and Permit Requirements” of Sec...

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