Ald. Bob Bauman
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Report details special event permit data, including scofflaws

The newly released Special Event Permit Office 2013 Report issued by the Department of Public Works shows the city took in $436,360 in fees last year.

By - Jan 23rd, 2014 02:13 pm

The newly released Special Event Permit Office 2013 Report issued by the Department of Public Works shows the city took in $436,360 in fees last year for items such as barricades and signage for street parties and festivals – and it also shows who still has not paid permit fees for those items.

Alderman Robert J. Bauman, chair of the Common Council’s Public Works Committee, said the 2013 special event permit revenue – up from $378,609 in 2012 – was bolstered by the Harley-Davidson 110th anniversary celebration and related parties and events.

But Alderman Bauman said the public report also details the 21 permits issued that remain unpaid for a total of $9,356. Chief among the 21 unpaid permits, according to the report, is the $4,173 fee owed by John Moore, 1806 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. The report states that Mr. Moore’s permit was for a festival related to the Harley-Davidson 110th anniversary celebration.

“It is unfortunate that some use valuable city services and then decide not to pay,” Alderman Bauman said. “They are stiffing the city and its residents, but I will be following up with DPW to make sure all efforts are made to collect these unpaid permits.”

For a copy of the report please contact the DPW special events permit office at 414-286-3915.

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