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File #: ORD 20-016    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/18/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/8/2020 Final action: 9/8/2020
Title: Second Reading and Action on Ordinance 20-016, an Ordinance Waiving Sidewalk Caf? Permit Fees during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Attachments: 1. Memo, 2. Ordinance, 3. Application

Title

Second Reading and Action on Ordinance 20-016, an Ordinance Waiving Sidewalk Café Permit Fees during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

 

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Summary:

The City of Brookings allows sidewalk cafes to serve alcohol and charges $100 per application.  Staff recommends waiving the fee for any applicants through September 2021 to increase business under the current COVID 19 regulations.

 

Background:

The City of Brookings engaged the Downtown area businesses to determine interest in Sidewalk Cafés.  Based on an informal survey, businesses are interested in utilization of adjacent right-of-way space.  Current ordinances and regulations allow the utilization of the sidewalk are directly in front of a business, while assuring the ADA regulation of six (6) feet of unobstructed passage, structures for separation, and assurances that proper measures will be taken to protect the public.

 

The City Clerk’s office has an application available for anyone interested in utilizing the sidewalk space directly in front of their place of business.

 

Recommendation

Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval.

 

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Attachments:

Memo

Ordinance

Application