00-0322R

RESOLUTION APPROVING A VENDING AGREEMENT TO CRABBY BILL'S LAKE SUPERIOR FISHING COMPANY IN THE CANAL PARK BUSINESS DISTRICT NEAR THE DULUTH CONVENTION AND VISITOR'S BUREAU.

BY COUNCILOR HOGG:

WHEREAS, the city recognizes that vending of appropriate products or services adds color and liveliness to the Canal Park area by attracting additional visitors; and

WHEREAS, such vending of products and services can provide a Duluth ambassadorship function as vendors are able to offer information about the Canal Park area; and

WHEREAS, such vending operations will not detract from the image that is unique to the Canal Park area.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are authorized and directed to execute a vending agreement filed as Public Document No. ___________________ between the city of Duluth and Crabby Bill's Lake Superior Fishing Company for the placement and subsequent operation of a stationary vending unit within the Canal Park area near the Lakewalk in close proximity to the Duluth Convention and Visitors Bureau.  The vendor shall pay a percentage of gross receipts for all items sold pursuant to the agreement.  Revenues received shall be deposited into administrative services department, facilities management division, General Fund 100, Agency 015, Org 1515, Revenue Source 4623.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the proper city officials to enter into a retail vending agreement to prepare and sell fish food snacks and related beverage and textile products.  The vendor will operate from a restored Lake Superior commercial herring boat to be stationarily placed near the Duluth Convention and Visitor's Bureau.  A Canal Park request for proposal (RFP) was sent out with responses received from six interested parties.  After interviews with the selection committee, this vending operation was determined to be the most appropriate in terms of products offered and location.