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File #: 63023    Version: 1 Name: Street Vending Snow Day Procedures
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/12/2020 In control: Attorney's Office
On agenda: 12/1/2020 Final action: 12/1/2020
Enactment date: 12/15/2020 Enactment #: ORD-20-00116
Title: Amending sec. 9.13(6)(l)6. and 9.13(6)(l)1. to add Sidewalk Cafes and Merchant Vendors to the Snowfall Procedures for Vending on the State Street Mall/Capitol Concourse Vending Area, expand the snow removal procedures, and establish an early closing time for sidewalk cafes when needed for snow removal.
Sponsors: Michael E. Verveer
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution amends existing procedures related to snow removal that apply to food carts and arts and crafts vendors on the State Street Mall/Capitol Concourse Vending area to also apply to sidewalk cafes and merchant vendors. The Parks Division provides sidewalk snow removal services to the State Street Mall/Capitol Concourse Vending area, which are funded paritally funded by property owners in that district. The resolution would enable the continuation of existing snow removal services. No additional appropriation is required.
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Amending sec. 9.13(6)(l)6. and 9.13(6)(l)1. to add Sidewalk Cafes and Merchant Vendors to the Snowfall Procedures for Vending on the State Street Mall/Capitol Concourse Vending Area, expand the snow removal procedures, and establish an early closing time for sidewalk cafes when needed for snow removal.
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DRAFTER’S ANALYSIS: This ordinance amends existing procedures that apply to Food Carts and Arts and Crafts Vendors when snow must be removed from their vending site on the Mall/Concourse. Under the current ordinance, those vendors must remove snow from their assigned site, cannot vend during a declared Snow Emergency, and must follow alternate rules when a “Vending Snow Day” is declared by Parks to provide extra time to remove snow and ice from the Mall Maintenance Service Area. This ordinance makes these rules applicable to sidewalk cafes and merchant vendors, meaning they must also remove snow and ice from their sites, cannot set up during a Snow Emergency and must follow alternate rules on a Vending Snow Day.

This ordinance also eliminates the rule that vendors in the 700-800 block must push snow inward and clarifies that both snow and ice must be removed. Finally this ordinance adds flexibility for Parks to choose the time of day that vending may resume on a Vending Snow Day and to require a sidewalk café to close by midnight if extra time for snow removal is needed.

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