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File #: 18-325    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 6/15/2018 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 7/16/2018 Final action: 7/16/2018
Title: SUBJECT: City-Owned Real Property Exclusive Use Request #18-10 (Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce), for Use of Bob Hart Square, to Include the Service of Alcohol REPORT IN BRIEF The Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce requests the use of Bob Hart Square for their Vino and Tapas Tasting fundraiser event, to include the service of alcohol, on Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving the exclusive use of Bob Hart Square Park on Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for the Vino and Tapas Tasting fundraising event (including the service of alcohol); subject to the conditions outlined in the administrative report.
Attachments: 1. 1. Location Map, 2. 2. Site Plan.pdf, 3. 3. Bob Hart Square Entrances.pdf

Report Prepared by: Julie Nelson, Associate Planner, Planning Department

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SUBJECT: City-Owned Real Property Exclusive Use Request #18-10 (Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce), for Use of Bob Hart Square, to Include the Service of Alcohol

REPORT IN BRIEF
The Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce requests the use of Bob Hart Square for their Vino and Tapas Tasting fundraiser event, to include the service of alcohol, on Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion approving the exclusive use of Bob Hart Square Park on Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for the Vino and Tapas Tasting fundraising event (including the service of alcohol); subject to the conditions outlined in the administrative report.

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ALTERNATIVES
1. Approve, as recommended by staff; or,
2. Approve, with modifications; or,
3. Deny the request completely; or,
4. Refer to staff for reconsideration of specific items as requested by Council; or,
5. Continue to a future City Council meeting (date and time to be specified in the motion).

AUTHORITY
Merced Municipal Code, Section 9.12.020 - Serving or drinking liquors on street:

"It is unlawful, and a misdemeanor, subject to punishment in accordance with Chapter 1.12 of the code, for any person to serve, drink, consume, or have in his/her possession an open container containing any spirituous, vinous, malt, or any other intoxicating liquors in or upon any of the streets, sidewalks, alley, parks, parking lots, or any public place in the City, unless otherwise permitted by the Merced Municipal Code or authorized by the city council."

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
Not applicable.

DISCUSSION
Background

The Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce will be holding a fundraising event, on Saturday, October 6, 2018, and is requesting the use of Bob Hart Square from 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The event is planned to begin at 5:30 p.m. and will end by 8:30 p.m. The Chamber is expec...

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