City of Biddeford, Maine
205 Main St. P.O. Box 586 Biddeford, Maine 04005
City Manager’s report
July 28 2009
John D. Bubier, City Manager
BLOOD BROTHERS opens at City Theater and will be playing Friday and Saturday nights un til August 1st . Tickets are available on line and at the Box Office. Don’t miss this great show directed by one of the regions pre eminent talents Linda Sturdivent.
High Bacteria counts were reported at Hills Beach Fortunes Rocks and Rotary Park. Retesting took place immediately
and we are awaiting the results. It is suspected that the high rain countin recent weeks may be the culprit.
Happy summer! May the June and July showers bring great things to Main Street and the mills, like...free music, a new coffee/bagel/smoothie shop, a hip new music venue, summer specials from our downtown merchants...read on, dear Biddeford enthusiast!
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Great article for inspiration...
New York Times article "Skid Row to Hip in Toronto" highlights how the creative economy can start the renaissance of a blighted section of a city. Here's the first paragraph...
"Named for a jumble of railroad tracks, the Junction section of Toronto was once a booming manufacturing hub, with lively pubs, hotels and shops. But industry declined and, in recent decades, the neighborhood withered as prostitutes and drug dealers staked their turf along Dundas Street West, the area's main thoroughfare. The pendulum, however, seems to be swinging back..."
This Thursday, July 9: Mark T. Small slated to kick off the Free Music on Main Street Series
Mark T. Small performs traditional delta blues numbers with a Chicago slant that transforms each tune into a "tour de force. Blazing flat-picking techniques grab every audience, and his hot slide guitar playing creates a mood and timbre change in each set. Small honed his showmanship with years of experience as a band "front man, and the result is a blues and boogie woogie hootenanny that can't be beat.
Concerts run from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm. Remaining dates: July 16, 23 and 30.
This Thursday July 9 and Saturday July 11: Hogfarm Studios Annex announces first two shows!
The Hogfarm Studios Annex, 140 Main Street (back alley), is opening with shows on Thursday and Saturday night this week starting around 8pm.
Thursday's lineup includes This Frontier Needs Heroes, The Plains and Chris Teret.
Saturday's show is what you might call moody Americana. Angela Easterling from South Carolina, Jeff and Benares from Massachusetts and local fave, Tin Ceilings. If you befriend the Annex on Facebook, you can get a preview of all the shows.
The HFS Annex is a listening room featuring music, spoken word, film and more, and will (eventually) be offering beer, wine and light fare. Visit their web site.
Friday, July 17: Collaborative Art Show
Three local artists will be hosting a special event from 5pm until 8:30pm at the Heart of Biddeford. Diann Libby will discuss her work and process used to create her unusual pieces. She will be showing early and new works. Jessica Libby's psychedelic work will be viewed under blacklight which have never been shown before. Anastasia Weigle of In A Bind studio will exhibit six new assemblage pieces (Triptychs) and true to her avant-garde style, she will create before the audience a live assemblage using model Melissa Libby. That's right, Melissa will become part of this large assemblage. You don't want to miss this! Music is provided by The World's Finest duo, Jeff and Erin. Preview of work can be seen July 10th and the exhibit continues through August 21st including ArtWalk night Friday, July 31st. For more info, please contact Anastasia Weigle of "In A Bind" Studio at 671-8244.
Wednesday, July 22: next FREE lunchtime business and real estate law consultation session
The 2nd of 3 sessions running featuring two local two experienced business lawyers who practice in Maine fielding your questions on business and real estate law topics of your choosing is right around the corner. Featured specific topics of interest may be presented in later sessions if several businesses ask about the same issue. The session runs from 12-1pm. Refreshments will be provided.
Remaining session dates:
Wednesday, July 22nd and Monday, August 17th
A question in a general session will not be confidential, but one asked of one of the attorneys in private will be held in confidence.
Thursday, July 30 and August 6: Free Music in the Park
Don't miss this new outdoor concert series, sponsored by the Heart of Biddeford, to be held in Shevenel Park on Main Street, Biddeford, across from Art Mart! Music starts at 5pm and runs until 7.
On July 30, dance to Mirror Image, an 80s cover band and then on August 6, enjoy The World's Finest, Irish music.
Music is free. $2 beverages and beer will be served by Run of the Mill. Proceeds benefit the Heart of Biddeford.
buzz opening soon! Coffee drinks, smoothies, bagels and a rock-star barista
buzz is opening in the North Dam Mill, hopefully the week of July 13. With its warm yellow wall and glowing orange inside, buzz will be serving up some fine coffee drinks, smoothies, bagels and more. Biddeford, meet Dan, your new barista...hi Dan! Become a Facebook fan of buzz and get wind of the grand opening.
Forever Fit Upcoming Events
July 10: Kennebunk Free Library Road Race
Join Forever Fit's team participating in the Road Race to benefit the Kennebunk Free Library.
Starting Saturday, July 18: Fit n' Food
Join Kennebunk Inn Chef/Owner for a one-hour cooking class followed by a one-hour fitness class with Kaye Richardson of Forever Fit. Cost is $60/class or $300 for all six Saturdays.
August 29: Miles for Max
Join Kaye in a charity bike ride through the beautiful Kennebunks area of Maine, raising funds for pediatric cancer research at Children's Hospital Boston/Dana Farber Cancer Center.
Every Saturday: Summer Walking Club
The group takes off from Gooserocks Beach. There's incentive in numbers! Join the group...$20 includes a Forever Fit T-shirt.
Visit our web site or email us for more information and events!
KilConn Creations at LACAVA
Artisan Bonnie Killion and her collaborator, Tim Conn, are the creators of a collection of fabulous leather products including purses, totes, and bracelets. A stunning selection of these items is now available for viewing and purchase at LACAVA.
LACAVA, under the bright purple awning at 12 Water Street, Biddeford, is excited about this new addition to their shop, and in celebration will be hosting a Trunk Show of the KilConn line from 5-8 p.m. on the night of downtown Biddeford's ArtWalk, July 31, 2009.
JULY IN-STORE SPECIALS: look for items with purple or green dots for 20% off! Good through July 31st.
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Now exhibiting at Saco Museum
A TREASURED TEN: A Decade of Collecting at the Saco Museum
July 5 through November 15, 2009
Come and see what treasures a decade brings to YOUR Saco Museum! Visit our web site for hours and more information.
Dyer Library and Saco Museum, 371 Main St., Saco, ME 04072
Jessica Routhier, Museum Director, 207-283-3861 ext. 114
September 23: Fore the Kids of York County Golf Classic
Please join us for the 3rd annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine's Fore the Kids of York County Golf Classic at Cape Neddick Country Club. The format is a Two Ball Best Ball, played with handicaps. Maximum USGA handicaps are 40 for Women and 36 for men. Team, hole and event sponsorships are welcome!
After the tournament there will be a luncheon and prizes will be awarded. We have some great prizes so far including Patriots, Celtics, Bruins, and theatre tickets! Mark your calendars, put your team together and plan on joining us for a great day.
Email Eileen Foley to register or call 207-939-3859.
Friday, July 31 (and every Final Friday of the month):
July Biddeford Art Walk from 5-8pm downtown and the North Dam Mill.
Thursdays July 9, 16, 23 and 30:
Music on Main Free Concerts from 11:45am to 1pm at Biddeford Savings on Main Street in downtown Biddeford.
July 30 and August 6:
Music in the Park. Free music shows in Shevenel Park on Main Street.
Tuesdays from July 7 through August 18:
ArtVan from 10am - 12pm & 1pm to 3pm in Mechanics Park.
For the Kids of York County Golf Classic sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine at the Cape Neddick Country Club.
Saturday, September 26:
Chalk on the Walk. City Hall parking lot and throughout downtown.
There's space for lease in downtown Biddeford and the Mills!
Visit the HoB's Properties web page to see a listing of currently available spaces. Rents are affordable, compare it to Portland or Portsmouth! Contact the Heart of Biddeford with questions regarding specific spaces.
Travel Often? ten-ride passes on sale now
For a limited time, the Downeaster is offering a discounted 10-Ride Pass, valid for 10 one-way trips taken within 45 days of purchase. The sale price is just $171.
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Sail Boston: Tall Ship Festival
July 8-12, 2009
The five-day Sail Boston Festival will begin with ship arrivals into the Boston Harbor on July 8th, continue with a crew and cadet parade through the downtown streets of Boston, crew and cadet soccer tournaments, exciting harbor tours, shopping, music, entertainment, and the best cuisine in New England. Click here for more information.
Cultural Survival Bazaar: Indigenous Cultural Festival
Boston Common, Boston MA
Saturday, July 11, 2009 from 10am-6pm
FREE ADMISSION: The Cultural Survival Bazaar is an Indigenous Festival which features fair trade jewelry, clothing, carvings, tribal rugs, pottery, art, and other crafts handmade by Indigenous Artisans from Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Meet many of the visiting artisans, watch some craft-making demonstrations, or enjoy the live music, Native American storytelling, and much more. All the proceeds support fair trade, indigenous Artisans, and cultural survival's non-profit work helping native people keep their languages, lands, and cultures.
Free Children's Program- One World
Mary Baker Eddy Library, 200 Mass Ave., Boston MA
Tuesdays, July 7 through August 11, from 10am-12pm
The Mary Baker Eddy Library hosts it's annual "One World" program with varying craft projects, multicultural performers, book giveaways, a poetry wall, and tours of the Mapparium. Registration is required. Please call 1-617-450-7330.
Other things to do in Boston
Old Orchard Beach Events
Old Orchard Beach, ME
Ride the Amtrak Downeaster to Maine's premier beachfront amusement park, Palace Playland. Admission into the park is always free! Enjoy over 25 rides and attractions including the new Wave Swinger and Crop Duster. Or perhaps you would rather try you luck on over 200 games in the video arcade.
Portland Sea Dogs
Hadlock Field, Portland, ME
Take the train to a game and check out the Portland Sea Dogs as the team hits home runs over our very own Maine Monster. General Admission tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children/seniors.
Sunday, July 12 vs.. New Hampshire Fisher Cats @ 1:00pm
Monday, July 13 vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats @ 12:00pm
And remember, when traveling northbound you can buy one adult full fare ticket and get the second FREE. Tickets must be purchased 3 days in advance of travel. Reference Promotion Code V773.
Lucky Catch Cruises
170 Commercial Street, Portland, ME
See how that tasty lobster gets from the bottom of the ocean to your dinner plate! Captain Tom will guide your through the daily routines of a Maine lobsterman, while you enjoy close-up views of historic lighthouses. Brave seamen can even participate and pull a trap if they like. The Lucky Catch Cruise is sure to be fun for the entire family.
Other things to do in Portland
July Calendar of Events- Wells, Maine
Saturday, July 11: Family Fun Day @ Wells Harbor Park
Come enjoy Wells Family Fun Day, a famous Chicken BBQ, silent auction, and the summer concert series featuring "Straight Lace".
Saturday, July 18 & Sunday, July 19: Native American Pow-Wow
The 7th Annual Native American Pow-Wow will be held at the Wells Harbor Park and features music, dance, crafts, demonstrations, and specials guests. This event is fun for the entire family. Gates open at 9:00am.
And remember, visiting the coast of Maine is easier than ever during the summer months with the Shoreline Explorer Trolley & Bus Network. Use these service to get around, play and shop. The trolley's pick you up at the Wells Amtrak Downeaster station.
Cochecho Arts Festival
Rotarty Arts Pavilion, Dover NH
Friday, July 10, 2009 @ 7pm
Beatles Tribute Band All Togather Now will be performing their extensive song list that is sure to have everyone singing, dancing, clapping and having a great time. Click here for more information on the Cochecho Arts Festival.
ticketing now available at old orchard beach
The Amtrak Downeaster is pleased to announce that a Quik-Trak Machine has been installed at the Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce. During the week, tickets can be purchased between 8:30am-4:30pm and from 9:00am-5:00pm on weekends.
Where do you get information before planning a vacation?
Click here to answer the question of the month.
Please join us- Bring your friends! Enjoy this opportunity to eat great food, listen to wonderful music, and, assist the non-profits that provide services in your community. The Maine Way, Inc. is among those to receive funding.
Music on Main Street returns for the 6th straight year, starting this Thursday, July 9th. The series will run for 4 straight weeks. Concerts start at 11:45 and conclude at 1:00 PM.
This years series almost didn’t happen, because Pit Boss went out of business. Luckily, Biddeford Savings was able to recruit The Old Fashioned Lobster Bake and BBQ company, who stepped up in a major way. Mark & Gisele Nedeau are the owners. Please go out of your way to make them feel welcome, and express your appreciation for their commitment and large, in-kind donation.
How can you help? Get as many people to the concerts as you can. The more people that buy a $5 lunch, the more money gets divided between the non-profit organizations.
York County Managers work to get collaboration from the State legislative delegation,. Working with Maine Tomorrow the following draft document will be discussed at a July 15th luncheon meeting, Sponsor for the Meeting will be Smith Garmey Smith Elliot of Saco
The text of the draft is as follows:
A Proposal for Developing a Strategic Plan to Improve Advocacy Efforts on Behalf of York County within
Maine State Government
Presented to the York County Town Managers Association by
May 19, 2009
York County contains 15.7% of the population of Maine. It is the region that connects Maine to the rest of New England and the nation. Policy makers in Augusta should recognize the special situation and potential of York County and its communities. Unfortunately, York County is too often seen as an affluent region with close ties to Massachusetts, a region less in need of state support than some other parts of the state.
You have seen this perception put into practice recently in several ways. The Maine DOT has not provided leadership in finding the necessary resources to renovate the Kittery Memorial Bridge. When the initial bids came in well above budget, the DOT responded by questioning whether renovating the bridge was even the best alternative. When the DOT developed plans for using federal recovery funds they chose to spend only a small amount in York County. Economic development proposals often focus on the rural parts of the state, despite the fact that SMRPC reports York County has lost 1400 manufacturing jobs in the past year.
Town officials (managers, selectpersons, councilors, etc.) regularly communicate with the local State Representatives and Senators about issues of interest to their community. However, most of these efforts are isolated and not coordinated with other York County Communities. Within the Legislature, the York County Delegation seldom if ever works in a coordinated fashion to achieve mutual goals. Unlike members from some other counties, they seldom act together in the best interests of the County. Similarly, York County elected officials seldom speak with one voice to the Legislature or the Executive Branch.
Scope of Work
The goal of this project is to create a Strategic Plan for York County town managers and municipal officials to improve the County’s advocacy efforts in Augusta.
Maine Tomorrow recommends that the York County Managers convene two meetings of their full membership as part of this project. The purpose of the first meeting will be to review the goals the Strategic Plan is intended to achieve. It is anticipated these goals will fall into 3 discrete areas:
Identify the organizational infrastructure necessary to achieve the County’s goals. This will likely include a functioning and active York County legislative delegation and a York County Legislative Policy Committee.
Outreach to State Government
Develop a long-term plan for outreach to state government regarding County priorities. This will include regular meetings with the County legislative delegation, encouraging County legislators to seek leadership posts and key committee chairs within the Legislature, and identifying goals for legislative action.
Identifying issues that the communities within the County can agree to advance together. Specifically, the group will seek to identify approximately five discrete and achievable goals that the County delegation can be asked to achieve in 2010.
The following potential issues/goals for collected action have been suggested and will be reviewed at the first meeting:
Funding for Specific Projects
Route 109 from Wells to Sanford/Acton/Route 125
Route 111 from Biddeford to Sanford
Memorial Bridge in Kittery
Biddeford, Sanford, and Wells Triangle Study with DOT
KACTS South Berwick Bypass Study
Policy – Require review of DOT urban compact zones when funding for maintenance of state roads
Alternate Modes – Eastern Trail completion
Gatsby 45 Shift of costs to Schools
Industrial School for Sanford
Economic Development - Get SMRPC the EDA designation for York County
Improve York County’s Relationship with State Government
Create a formal County Legislative Delegation
Improve outreach to the Executive Branch
Groom legislators for leadership posts
Focus the energy of town managers and elected officials on outreach around specific items
Reach out to gubernatorial candidates in 2010
Organization of Municipal/County Officials
Create a small York County Legislative Policy Committee
Create a performance measure for allocation of state funds to York County
Organization/Administration of County Government
Change state law to require appointment of all County department heads
Regional cooperation for a shared information technology center
The proper role of regional planning and regional assessing
Adding SMRPC to the County planning process
Establishing a regional office of GIS
Following the first meeting, Maine Tomorrow will work with a small steering committee to consider the results of the meeting and develop a draft Strategic Plan. The plan will set forth a proposed organization for the County’s advocacy efforts, a plan for outreach to the County legislative delegation and the executive branch, a list of achievable issues to be addressed in 2010, and long-term goals of the advocacy effort.
Once completed, the draft Strategic Plan will be reviewed and discussed at a second meeting of the Managers from throughout the County. Finally, Maine Tomorrow will deliver a completed and final Strategic Plan.
June 2009 – Convening of the first County Managers meeting
July and August 2009 – Drafting of the Strategic Plan
September 2009 – Second County Managers meeting and delivery of the final Strategic Plan
CITY OF BIDDEFORD and LAKERMESSE FRANCO-AMERICAINE
WHEREAS, on May 21, 1996, the City of Biddeford City Council authorized and granted permission to LAKERMESSE FRANCO-AMERICAINE de BIDDEFORD INC., (hereinafter LAKERMESSE or LAKERMESSE FRANCO-AMERICAINE) to use St. Louis Field for the purpose of holding the LAKERMESSE FESTIVAL for a period of twenty-five (25) years; and
WHEREAS, this permission was set forth in an Order of the by further order, the City Council, and said Order was amended to include a document which sets forth directed that a writing be prepared memorializing the terms of this Agreement; and
WHEREAS, the Parties desire to formalize the terms by which LAKERMESSE FRANCO-AMERICAINE de BIDDEFORD INC. has use of St. Louis field,
NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and promises contained herein, The City of Biddeford, and LAKERMESSE FRANCO-AMERICAINE de BIDDEFORD INC. agree as follows:
1. Dates of Use:
The City of Biddeford authorizes LAKERMESSE FRANCO-AMERICAINE to have exclusive use of St. Louis Field for the purpose of holding the LAKERMESSE FESTIVAL. LAKERMESSE may take possession of the field not earlier than fourteen (14) days prior to the official start date of festival activities at St. Louis Field, unless an earlier date is specifically authorized by the Recreation Department Director. LAKERMESSE FRANCO-AMERICAINE shall vacate St. Louis Field not later than three (3) days after the close of the festival. Members of the Festival shall meet with the Parks and Recreation Department Director, or other designated city official, prior to April 1st of each calendar year to discuss an entry date onto the field and confirm specific dates which commence the Festival's actual use of the field. By mutual agreement, the Parties may amend or extend these dates, due to unforeseen weather events or conditions.
2. Description of Premises:
The use of St. Louis Field shall be restricted to the fenced-in area that encompasses St. Louis Field and specifically excludes the fenced-in area that is commonly referred to, or is known as fField nNumber oOne (1). Also specifically excluded are those buildings and/or structures that are adjacent to fField nNumber oOne, and used by the City of Biddeford as storage or office space. Regarding the use by the LAKERMESSE FESTIVAL of bBaseball fField nNumber tTwo (2), no structure shall be placed on the infield grassed area, and the area of the pitcher's mound shall be fenced off. Although spectators may be allowed to cross the infield grass area on foot, the Festival shall utilize fencing to minimize foot traffic over the infield grass area.
3. In Kind Services:
A. Police Services:
The City of Biddeford shall provide up to Nine Thousand Dollars ($9,000.00) in actual costs for providing municipal police services by the Biddeford Police Department during a municipal fiscal year. These services include the actual cost of wages plus benefits of any Biddeford Police employee, who is involved in the planning, directing or supervision of the events before and during the festival, as well as any event leading up to and including the block party and/or any other event(s) sanctioned by the LAKERMESSE organization during the municipal fiscal year. Cost for use of Biddeford police services by LAKERMESSE that exceeds the allotted Nine Thousand Dollars ($9,000.00) will be billed to the Festival LAKERMESSE for reimbursement to the City. The FestivalLAKERMESSE will not be provided any "differential" or receive any credit for any unused amount of municipal police services, nor shall the City of Biddeford pay for; or reimburse La Kermesse Inc. LAKERMESSE for any costs associated with, or the use of another police agency; or for private contracted security services; or for any other cost or expense not directly attributed to the Biddeford Police Department. The allotted amount for police services may be changed by Order of the Biddeford City Council following a review by the City Manager and Police Chief, and a request by Festival officialsLAKERMESSE every five (5) years.
B. Public Works Services: The City of Biddeford will provide pre-and-post public works services, excluding any services expended for damage or repair to City facilities that are caused by the negligence of La KermesseLAKERMESSE officials, its subcontractors, vendors, or patrons of the Festival; or for the failure of La Kermesse LAKERMESSE to exercise proper care and protection of city facilities and equipment. The Department of Public Works shall provide specific services tothat include, but are not limited to, the transporting, transferring or storage of equipment, assisting in field set-up, waste removal, and moving services. The FestivalLAKERMESSE will be billed for the cost of repair or replacement forof damages and extraordinary expensesor repair to City facilities as provided herein.
C. Fire Department Services: The City of Biddeford will provide Fire Department Services that include, but are not limited to: fire suppression, fire prevention, consultation, and emergency medical services, which may include transportation to a medical facility. Whenever practical, and unless emergency circumstances dictate otherwise, the City of Biddeford Fire Department will maintain a fully equipped and manned Rescue unit at St. Louis Field during the period from 6:00 p.m. to closing on Friday and Saturday nights of the Festival, and from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, with a cost of wages and benefits not to exceed $3,500, which shall be paid by the City of Biddeford. The Fire Chief may either modify or provide additional emergency services coverage as the Chief deems appropriate, or as special circumstances may warrant it. Cost for Emergency Medical Services that exceed $3,500 shall be paid by La Kermesse Inc.LAKERMESSE, directly to the City. The allotted amount for Emergency Medical Services may be changed by Order of the Biddeford City Council following a review by the City Manager and Fire Chief, and a request by Festival officials every five (5) years.
4. Reimbursement to City:
LAKERMESSE FRANCO-AMERICAINE will reimburse the City of Biddeford for any damage or repair to City facilities that are caused by the negligence of La Kermesse LAKERMESSE officials, subcontractors, vendors or patrons of the Festival; or for the failure of La KermesseLAKERMESSE to exercise proper care and protection of city facilities and equipment. This requirement shall include all City facilities specifically including, but not limited to: the St. Louis Field, the Mechanic’s Park, or any other facility, area or property that is owned or operated by the City of Biddeford.
5. Liability Disclaimer:
At all times during the term of this Agreement, LAKERMESSE FRANCO-AMERICAINE shall be an independent State of Maine, non-profit corporation and shall maintain and show proof of on an annual basis to the City Manager, all necessary and sufficient liability insurance coverage, with inclusion of the City of Biddeford as a named insured. The FestivalLAKERMESSE maintains certain items of personal property at St. Louis Field on a year round basis as set forth in "Exhibit A" to this aAgreement; the FestivalLAKERMESSE maintains certain items of personal property at the Department of Public Works on a year round basis as set forth in "Exhibit B" to this aAgreement; the FestivalLAKERMESSE maintains certain items of personal property at Mechanic’s Park on a year round basis as set forth in "Exhibit C" to this aAgreement; the FestivalLAKERMESSE maintains certain items of personal property at The Richard Martin Community Center on a year round basis as set forth in "Exhibit D" to this aAgreement. The FestivalLAKERMESSE shall indemnify and hold the City of Biddeford fully harmless from any costs, claims or liability arising out of the use, existence, storage and maintenance of any such items.
6. Adherence to Federal & State of Maine laws, and City Ordinances:
Nothing in this agreement is intended to relieve La KermesseLAKERMESSE Officials, or any other
person from complying with all applicable Federal and State of Maine laws, and City of Biddeford Code of Ordinances. Further, inasmuch as the City of Biddeford allows use of its property by La Kermesse Inc.LAKERMESSE, the City of Biddeford does not permit or allow the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages on or within its property at any time, except as specifically authorized by a license issued by the State of Maine Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages. It is further demanded that La Kermesse Inc.LAKERMESSE, shall not solicit, permit or allow exhibitions or entertainment that are lewd, lascivious, or are otherwise deemed as offensive or immoral.
7. Terms and Conditions:
The terms of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect until September 1,
2021, unless the City of Biddeford sells, gives away or otherwise transfers ownership of the property herein described, at which time this Agreement becomes null and void. This Agreement may be altered, amended, or revoked by the Biddeford City Council if after Notice and Hearing by the City Council determines (1) that LAKERMESSE FRANCO-AMERICAINE de BIDDEFORD INC. is failing or refusing to comply with the provisions and restrictions contained in this Agreement, or if it is determined(2) that the continuation of the LAKERMESSE FESTIVAL is contrary to the safety and welfare of the citizens of Biddeford. Further, this Agreement may be altered, amended or revoked upon mutual written agreement by both Parties, with or without consideration.
de BIDDEFORD, INC.
Dated: __________________ By: ____________________________________
CITY OF BIDDEFORD
Dated: __________________ By: ____________________________________
N BOARD OF CITY COUNCIL..SEPTEMBER 6, 2005
BE IT ORDERED, that the City Manager is authorize to sign and execute an Agreement between the City of Biddeford and La Kermesse Franco-Americaine de Biddeford Inc., which authorizes limited and restricted use of St. Louis Field by La Kermesse Inc. for an annual Festival.
NOTE: This expands and clarifies a previous agreement between the former City Manager and La Kermesse Inc..