Cottonwood council approves 'Walking on Main' liquor licenses, street closures

Tilted Earth gets green light for 2017

COTTONWOOD - Cottonwood City Council met at its chambers Tuesday afternoon to discuss special event liquor licenses, street closures for Walking on Main, and to review the continuation of the Titled Earth Event for 2017.

Thunder Valley Rally 2016 Ambassador Awards were presented to recipients Mayor Diane Joens, Councilmember Terence Prat, and City Manager Doug Bartosh.

Oct. 16 was declared as "National Feral Cat Day."

Council approved special event liquor license applications for the Walkin on Main event scheduled for Nov. 12 in Old Town for: Arizona Stronghold Vineyards, LLC; Burning Tree Cellars; Caduceus Cellars; Cottontucky, LLC; Four Eight Wineworks; Gallifant Cellars/Winery 101; Page Springs Cellars and Vineyards; Pierce Wines Arizona, LLC; Pillsbury Wine CO., North; and Southwest Wine Center.

Council approved the closure of North Main Street from Pima Street to Cactus Street on Nov. 12, from 4 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the Walkin' on Main event; and the closure of the Gateway (Old Jail) parking lot from 4 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Council consented to continue the Tilted Earth festival for next year. Staff reviewed the two-day event that was held June 17-18 at Riverfront Park. According to the Council's agenda packet, the city's budget for the event was $72,000, revenues were $58,465.98, and bilateral agreement costs were $58,465.9; leaving a net profit of zero. Costs outside of the agreement for staffing, the NAU survey, event insurance, and Old Town Signs came to $12,484.21, which represented the total net cost to the city for the event, according to the Council's agenda packet.

Council is scheduled to meet again at their chambers at 826 N. Main St. in Old Town Cottonwood at 6 p.m. for a work session Oct. 11, and again Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. for a regular meeting.

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