01-0452R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICERS TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH BAYFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL, INC., FOR CONDUCTING THE BAYFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL AT BAYFRONT PARK.

BY COUNCILOR NESS:

        WHEREAS, the city owns Bayfront Festival Park; and

        WHEREAS, Bayfront Blues Festival, Inc., desires to conduct the annual Bayfront Blues Festival on the premises of said Bayfront Festival Park; and

        WHEREAS, the city and Bayfront Blues Festival, Inc., have reached agreement on the terms and conditions upon which Bayfront Blues Festival, Inc., may conduct said event at Bayfront Festival Park;

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are authorized and directed to execute the agreement, filed as Public Document No. ____________, between the city of Duluth and Bayfront Blues Festival, Inc., for conducting the annual Bayfront Blues Festival at Bayfront Festival Park.



STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution approves an agreement with Bayfront Blues Festival, Inc., for the use of Bayfront Festival Park for the annual Bayfront Blues Festival. With the renovation of Bayfront Festival Park, new parameters for the use of Bayfront Festival Park are needed and included in this agreement. Bayfront Blues Festival, Inc., will pay specified fees and charges to the city for using Bayfront Festival Park. This process differs from previous years when the management and permitting process for use of Bayfront Festival Park was handled by the DECC.