Meeting: Council

Meeting Time: April 30, 2020 at 4:00pm MDT
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Agenda Item

1.) Consideration to Extend the Street Dining on Main Program for Another Term, Authorizing the Mayor to Sign Updated Leases of City Property/Rights-of-Way with Eight (8) Main Street Restaurants; and Consider Charging no Rental Fees and Removing the Requirement that the Dining Decks are Utilized for Both Lunch and Dinner for the 2020 Program Participants (A) Public Hearing (B) Action

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    Alison Kuhlow 2 months ago

    HPCA is supportive of the regulations as outlined by the Planning Department

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    Mary Christa Smith 2 months ago

    I ask that you consider the health and safety of patrons through social distancing and the opportunities of merchants to expand business by making Main Street a pedestrian only commercial area.

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    Ivonne Timar 2 months ago

    Dear City Council,

    Thank you for the consideration of waiving the deck fees this year. These are crazy and uncharted waters for sure and we are all in this together. Waiving these fees would send a message that you care and you understand our immediate struggles.
    On a national level restaurants have been hit the hardest. The PPP loan program just came up with a 96-page guideline document that makes relief on that program very difficult. We have had no relief – ZERO and all 1st quarter taxes are due tomorrow, not to mention the ZERO income for us over the past 45 days. We have no idea what the future holds. We are relying on each other’s support and unity.
    This fee waiver would be a BIG help!
    Outdoor seating is our most popular summer seating and it turns out to be the safest seating we will be able to offer our guests.
    Making this full waiver of dining deck fees contingent on having all our tax obligations paid to date seems reasonable. Quite honestly the full priced option is not an option for us at this time.
    All of the Old Town merchants are interconnected and restaurant vibrancy is a key component.
    Please do what you can here and now. Thanks again for your consideration.

    Best Regards,

    Ivonne Timar
    General Manager
    Flanagan's on Main