Section 110-370; Res. 163-09; Authorizing an agreement with Thumper Productions, LLC for the 2009 Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival


Council Bill No. R 163-09

     A RESOLUTION

authorizing an agreement with Thumper Productions, LLC for the 2009 Roots ‘ N Blues ‘ N BBQ Festival; closing certain streets for the festival; and excluding certain streets from the provisions of the open container ordinance during the festival.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.    The City Manager is hereby authorized to execute an agreement with Thumper Productions, LLC for the 2009 Roots ‘ N Blues ‘ N BBQ Festival.  The form and content of the agreement shall be substantially as set forth in "Attachment A" attached hereto and made a part hereof as fully as if set forth herein verbatim.

    SECTION 2.    The City Council authorizes the following streets to be closed from Friday, September 25, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. to September 27, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.:

Fourth Street, between Broadway and Locust Street
Fifth Street, between Broadway and Locust Street
Sixth Street, between Broadway and Locust Street
Seventh Street, between Cherry Street and Elm Street
Cherry Street, between Fourth Street and Seventh Street
Locust Street, between Sixth Street and Eighth Street
Elm Street, between Sixth Street and Eighth Street

The closure of these streets shall be subject to the conditions set forth in Attachment A.  

    SECTION 3.    The City Council temporarily excludes the following streets and parking lot from the provisions of Sec. 16-185 of the City Code, the open container ordinance, during the Roots ‘ N Blues ‘ N BBQ Festival:  

Elm Street from Sixth Street to Eighth Street;
Seventh Street from Cherry Street to Elm Street;
Locust Street from 55-feet west of Seventh Street to Eighth Street; and
Those portions of Fourth Street, Fifth Street, Sixth Street, Cherry Street and the municipal parking lot on Fifth Street between Cherry Street and Locust Street that are assigned to BBQ contestants.  

The open container ordinance shall not apply to these streets and parking lot on Friday, September 25, 2009 between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 26, 2009 between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.  The temporary exclusion of the above-named streets and parking lot from the open container ordinance will automatically be revoked if the Roots ‘ N Blues ‘ N BBQ staff fails to comply with any of the conditions set forth in paragraph 4 of Attachment A.

    SECTION 4.    The street closures authorized in Section 2 and the temporary exclusion of streets and parking lot from the open container ordinance in Section 3 are contingent upon Thumper Productions and the City entering into a written operations agreement for the 2009 Roots ‘ N Blues ‘ N BBQ Festival.

    ADOPTED this 20th day of July, 2009.