Toast of Troy? Commitee considers beer garden for Sept. event

TROY — Troy Main Street organization has made a request to city council’s law and ordinance committee to use city property for a beer garden during its annual Taste of Troy event on Sept. 19.

The law and ordinance committee meets at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday July 22 in council chambers.

Troy Main Street organizers requested that the northwest quadrant’s parking area off of Prouty Plaza to become the event’s enclosed beer garden for the sale and consumption of beer and wine. The event starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.

The beer garden would be for patrons 21 and over with ID and wrist bands for entry, according to the TMS proposal. TMS also requested streets to be closed for the event for the afternoon.

If approved by council, TMS would need to apply for an F2 permit and carry liquor liability coverage. The proposal also includes a provision which states expenses incurred by the city over and above than the ones provided in Taste of Troy’s past events would need to be paid for by the TMS organization. At this time, the estimate of the costs is approximately $300.

If approved, legislation would be prepared to authorize the director of public service and safety to enter into an agreement with Troy Main Street for the 2015 Taste of Troy event and authorize a notwithstanding ordinance for this event.

Emergency legislation has been requested by Troy Main Street for marketing purposes.