04-0340R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING VENDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND CRABBY BILL'S FOR A FIVE YEAR TERM.

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:

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 continued operation of a stationary vending unit within the Canal Park area near the lakewalk in close proximity to the Site A north of Canal Park parking lot for a term of five years. 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 0100, Agency 015, Organization 1515, Revenue Source 4623.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution authorizes continued operation of Crabby Bill's food concession, operating out of a converted fishing boat, for another five years. The location remains the same. The city receives ten percent of gross sales. The business began operation in the location in 2001. The new contract begins in 2005.