Agenda Information Sheet
DEPARTMENT: Parks and Recreation Department
CM/ ACM: John C. Cabrales, Jr.
Date: September 16, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Letter of Request
Emerson Vorel, Director
Parks and Recreation Department
Community Events Coordinator