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File #: 61270    Version: 1 Name: Merchant Vending to allow umbrella or tent
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/7/2020 In control: Attorney's Office
On agenda: 7/14/2020 Final action: 7/14/2020
Enactment date: 7/20/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00474
Title: A Resolution amending the “Regulations Governing Vending on the State Street Mall/Capitol Concourse” to allow an umbrella or tent in Merchant Vending sites on the State Street Mall/Capitol Concourse, to support the “Streatery” program.
Sponsors: Michael E. Verveer
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
7/14/20201 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/7/20201 Attorney's Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - REPORT OF OFFICER  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No City appropriation required.
Title
A Resolution amending the “Regulations Governing Vending on the State Street Mall/Capitol Concourse” to allow an umbrella or tent in Merchant Vending sites on the State Street Mall/Capitol Concourse, to support the “Streatery” program.
Body
WHEREAS, Under sec. 9.13(6)(c) of the Madison General Ordinances, the Vending Oversight Committee (VOC) promulgates regulations governing all street vending activities on the State Street Mall and Capitol Concourse, including sidewalk cafés and merchant vending sites; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Sec. 9.13(6)(c) the Common Council must approve the regulations; and

WHEREAS, the regulations are published in the “Regulations Governing Vending on the State Street Mall/Capitol Concourse;” and

WHEREAS, on June 16, 2020 the Common Council adopted Resolution File No. 60695 authorizing a “Streatery” program, and as part of that program the City has begun soft closure of State Street on the weekends to facilitate pedestrian access to restaurants, bars and retail, including access to outdoor sidewalk retail displays of merchants holding a Merchant Vending license; and

WHEREAS, a Merchant Vending license allows merchants to display merchandise for sale on the sidewalk outside of a business on the Mall/Concourse but the current regulations do not allow umbrellas or tents; and

WHEREAS, normally the VOC would recommend changes to the Regulations but due to the Covid-19 pandemic and MGO 33.01(10)(c), the VOC has not been meeting and licensed Merchant Vendors would like to use umbrellas and tents as soon as possible; and

WHEREAS, the VOC Chair supports the need to make these changes without convening a meeting of the Vending Oversight Committee;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Common Council approves the following amendments to the Regulations Governing Street Vending on the State Street Mall/Capitol Concourse:

1. Creating paragraph 5., Umbrella, and paragraph 6., Pop-up ...

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