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File #: 1944-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/29/2018 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 7/16/2018 Final action: 7/18/2018
Title: : To authorize and direct the Director of Recreation and Parks to grant consent to the Wright’s Way Foundation, Inc. to apply for permission to sell alcoholic beverages at the Wright’s Way Foundation for Columbus Caribbean Festival; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)
Attachments: 1. 18 Columbus Caribbean Festival Alcohol Lgn
Explanation:

To authorize and direct the Director of Recreation and Parks to grant consent to an organization to apply for permission to sell alcoholic beverages at the following 2018 event: Columbus Caribbean Festival.

Background: This ordinance will grant permission to the following group to apply for a temporary liquor permit authorizing the sale of alcoholic beverages at a special event to be held during 2018:

1) Wright’s Way Foundation for the Columbus Caribbean Festival, September 14-16, 2018.

This organization wishes to sell alcoholic beverages to eligible patrons on city streets and city property to be used for the event. This is the second year for closing a public street to hold the event.

The City of Columbus, acting by and through its Director of Recreation and Parks, is required to grant approval to the organizer of this event so they may obtain the required permits from the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Liquor Control.

Principal Parties:
Wright’s Way Foundation for Columbus Caribbean Festival
Wright’s Way Foundation
2355 Halkirk Street South
Columbus, OH 43215
Tristan Wright, 614-354-4166

Emergency Justification: The day of the event is on September 14-16, The State of Ohio requires all events to file their application of temporary liquor permits at least 30 days in advance of an event
Benefits to the Public: Allow streets to be the host site for charitable organizations to host events as community fundraising endeavors with proceeds going back to the community.

Community Input Issues: This legislation has the support of the charitable organization that will benefit from its passage. Event coordinator will still need to secure street closure signatures from neighborhood property owners before closing streets.

Area(s) Affected: Franklinton/ Downtown Area - Closing of Washington Blvd. between Wes...

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