BY COUNCILOR STAUBER:
RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are authorized and directed to enter into an agreement with Duluth economic development authority, Lake Superior Center authority and Secret Service Entertainment, LLC, providing for the production, promotion and management of two special events at Bayfront Festival Park, said agreement to be substantially in the form of Public Document No. ____________ on file in the office of the city clerk, and providing for the payment of $25,000, payments to be made from the Special Projects and Events Acct 100-700-1410-5408, all payments of facility rental fees shall be deposited in Fund 237, Agency 015, Revenue Source 4627.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution authorizes the use of Bayfront Festival Park for the presentation of two special events. The two events are Fourth Fest, to be held on July 3 and 4; and Viking Fest, on a date to be determined on or before July 1, 2006.
This contract provides for a different promoter and fewer event days than in the original contract for these events. The change in promoters was made in consultation with the original promoter and had been necessitated by events beyond the control of the original promoter. After consulting with both promoters, city officials believe that the change in promoters is in the best interest of all parties. Secret Service Entertainment, LLC, was the second bidder on the original request for bids and is willing to fulfil this contract.