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File #: 44828    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing a contract with Frank Productions, Inc. for Freakfest 2016 and authorize gating and ticketing for entry into the event area.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/17/2016 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 10/18/2016 Final action: 10/18/2016
Enactment date: 10/20/2016 Enactment #: RES-16-00794
Title: Authorizing a contract with Frank Productions, Inc. for Freakfest 2016 and authorize gating and ticketing for entry into the event area.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Michael E. Verveer
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
10/18/20161 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/17/20161 Mayor's Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
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 2016 Adopted Budget includes $100,000 in General Fund revenue, which would allow for full recovery of the City agencies’ costs.

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Authorizing a contract with Frank Productions, Inc. for Freakfest 2016 and 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” scheduled to take place from 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2016 to 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 30, 2016; 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 contract 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;


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 for the 2016 Halloween event; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City may utili...

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