The agenda seemed packed at Monday’s City Council meeting, but that included a whole page of petitions, which the council approves weekly without discussion.
Four of the six petitions approved Monday night were from the Quincy Historic Business District. Executive Director Travis Brown lightly teased the media in attendance that he was keeping us busy. In reality, he was knocking out many of the business district’s event requests in one quick swoop.
The City Council approved requests:
• Granting permission to the Quincy Notre Dame cross country team to hold the 10th annual Running Raider Classic at 7:30 a.m. June 25 beginning at 10th and Jackson, heading east on Jackson to 12th, south to R.J. Peters Drive, through South Park, west on R.J. Peters Drive to Gardner Expressway, east through Indian Mounds Park, north on Fifth, west on Jackson to Gardner Expressway, and heading back the same route finishing at 10th and Jackson. The team requested to close Jackson between Eighth and 12th from 7:15 to 7:45 a.m. to accommodate the start of the race. Auxiliary officers were requested to help direct traffic at the various intersections. Barriers were also requested.
• For the Historic Quincy Business District to close Maine between Fifth and Sixth between Vermont and Hampshire from 3 p.m. Aug. 27 to 1 a.m. Aug. 28 for the TNT Action Sports Parrothead Bike Nite Street Dance. The district also requested that Parking Lot G be closed from 12 p.m. Aug. 27 until 11 a.m. Aug 28 to allow time to have the flatbed truck storage removed. The organization requested permission to drop off Port-a-Potties and trash containers Aug. 26 along Maine Street, which will be picked up Aug. 29. The council also approved the request to allow open liquor during the event and allow unnecessary noise from 5 p.m. until midnight Aug. 27.
• Granting permission to the Historic Quincy Business District and the Pink Pass It on in The District for a 5K walk fundraiser for Blessing Hospital’s Breast Center. Walkers will assemble at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at Fifth and Maine. The walk will start at 10 a.m. and head east on Maine to 24th Street on the sidewalks, turn around, and walk back to Fifth and Maine.
• Issuing a revocable permit for encroachment of city right-of-way to Jacob McGuire, coordinator of the Midsummer Arts Faire, to block parking stalls on the north and south side and half of the stalls on the east side of Washington Park, from noon to 3 p.m. on June 24 for artist unloading. On June 25, no more than five stalls will be blocked to accommodate both the fair and the Farmers Market and will be removed by the 10 a.m. fair opening. During the hours of the “Taste of Quincy” food court, four space on the south side of Fourth Street will be reserved for vendors June 24-26.
• Issuing a revocable permit for encroachment of city right-of-way by the Historic Quincy Business District to place tables on sidewalks for the “Anuual Sidewalk Sales” from Front to 12th and Broadway to State from July 21-23.
• Issuing a revocable permit application for encroachment of city right-of-way by the Historic Quincy Business District to hold the farmer’s market from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays from May 14 through Oct. 29. The district requested permission to set up tables and trucks along the 100 block of North Fifth and the 400 blocks of Maine and Hampshire all on the Washington Park side.