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File #: 14-0543    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item
File created: 9/2/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/16/2014 Final action:
Title: Consider a request for an exception to the Noise Ordinance for the purpose of the Oktoberfest on Walnut sponsored by the Walnut off the Square Committee. Live music will be played on the 100 block of Walnut Street, on Friday, October 3, 2014, from 5 p.m. to midnight. An exception is specifically requested to increase sound levels from 70 to 75 decibels, and for an extension of hours from 10 p.m. to midnight. Staff recommends approval.
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Letter of Request
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Agenda Information Sheet
 
DEPARTMENT:      Parks and Recreation Department
 
CM/ ACM:            John C. Cabrales, Jr.
 
Date:            September 16, 2014
 
SUBJECT
Title
Consider a request for an exception to the Noise Ordinance for the purpose of the Oktoberfest on Walnut sponsored by the Walnut off the Square Committee. Live music will be played on the 100 block of Walnut Street, on Friday, October 3, 2014, from 5 p.m. to midnight.  An exception is specifically requested to increase sound levels from 70 to 75 decibels, and for an extension of hours from 10 p.m. to midnight.  Staff recommends approval.
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BACKGROUND
 
The Oktoberfest on Walnut will have live music, sale of alcoholic beverages, food, and other activities for the attendees to enjoy.  The event will benefit the Kiwanis Children's Clinic.
 
The event will be held in the street on the 100 block of Walnut Street, between Elm and Locust streets, which is City property.
 
Event organizers expect approximately 1,000 attendees.
 
PRIOR ACTION/REVIEW  
 
Previously, the City Council has approved requests for exceptions to the noise ordinance to be increased from 70 to 75 decibels and an extension of hours for amplified sound for the events held at Downtown Square area.
 
EXHIBITS
 
Letter of Request
Respectfully submitted:
 
Emerson Vorel, Director
Parks and Recreation Department
Prepared by:
 
Janie McLeod
Community Events Coordinator