By Seth Kinker, email@example.com
The Chelsea Area Festivals and Events (CAFE) requested to use the Palmer Commons for the annual Sounds and Sights festival that takes place every summer at the Chelsea City Council meeting on Feb. 4
While making the request, Craig Common, the representative from CAFE, was in attendance and said although the request was made, they’re not fully committed to using the stage just yet as they finalize their budget and want to walk the space to make sure it would work logistically
The request was made to ensure they would have those Thursdays available, but want to make sure they can fit a band or whatever activity they want to put there. The library across the street is another stage often used but CAFE needs to make sure bands can co-exist acoustically, with live auditions for bands to be held on Mar. 4
Council member Jane Pacheco noted that
Common said there was a budget meeting and festival meeting to be held the week of Feb 4 to finalize plans and that they would let the city know before the Mar. 4
Johnson asked if
Common answered that it boiled down to if the council accepted the reduced fee request, CAFE was requesting $25 per use.
A reduced fee was added to the rental agreement for the Palmer Commons for Chelsea non-profits that utilize the space multiple times for events that are free and open to the public.
Johnson referenced the $35 per day fee agreed to at the last council meeting for the Farmers Market to use the space and asked
covers the cleaning and administrative costs.
Updated insurance will need to be submitted before the events can take place and
At that time, however, Common noted that with the $35 fee, there wasn’t a line item in the CAFE’s budget for the requested 11 days at a cost of $35 each.
Common withdrew the motion until CAFE could discuss more and the council tabled the motion until the next council meeting.