Transient License Status, Vendor Petition


This email is being sent Bcc to all who attended the first public meeting regarding transient vendor licenses.

After a very long time and through several iterations, the License & Permits Committee is ready to present a final draft to the full council for vote on Monday, May 8th.

Along the way we received much input from several councilors and especially from Ward 2 Councillor Eigerman who represents the downtown district.

Prior to the council meeting on the 8th, the L&P committee will meet for discussion and further input from any and all. Our committee meeting is posted for 6:30 on the 8th, in council chambers.

Attached is the version we will be offering to the floor for vote and will be discussing prior to the meeting.

Certainly, if you have questions or comments, please email or call us – we are at your service.


Bruce Vogel

Chair, L&P Committee

Bruce L. Vogel

Newburyport City Councilor At Large


Dear Gentlemen,
Thank you for forwarding this latest information regarding the status of the Transient Vendors licensing and your work with the latest draft of the city ordinance.
I have also just become aware of the issues expressed in this Daily News article of April 26th.
Merchants: Big festivals hurt small businesses in Newburyport
Some Port retailers suggest moving major events to Bartlet Mall or elsewhere
  • By Dyke Hendrickson Staff Writer
  • Apr 26, 2017
As you know, I am a current Transient Vendor license holder on Inn Street going on my eighth season now. I have been very much involved throughout this process, especially last year leading up to the Inn Street Artisans Revival, as well as addressing the concerns of brick and mortar business, which I did right here on this email thread.
Above and beyond any questions and input I may have on this subject at the moment, I now see that there is going to be a lot more discussion on this subject way beyond just Monday. But before then, and for right now, I felt it best to present this video, one of MANY (Including an interview from the Elephant’s Trunk and other residents and participants of Yankee Homecoming) I did last year regarding the Inn Street Artisans Revival, which is scheduled to take place this year as well. This is not DIRECTLY tied to the TL city ordinance, but, yet it is,…and certainly has ties to it in the long run.
Ester Sayer – Inn Street Brick n Mortar business Owner
and member of Inn Street Restoration project
Speaking about the Inn Street Artisans Revival 2016
As you can see here. I believe there is a win/win and a happy medium for ALL in regards to not only the TL, but the issues that retailers are having with the vending booths during festivals.
I, and others, will be following up this input with our own questions regarding the changes and current status of the TL city ordinance, as well as seeking to contribute our input to the council on Monday evening in benefit for all involved as well as the city as a whole.

Best Regards,

John William Brown
Spirit of Newburyport
42B Federal Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

Yankee Homecoming Inn Street
Artisans Revival Coordinator

Yankee Homecoming Inn Street Artisans Revival

Inn Street Artisans Revival – Facebook
Newburyport Daily News; Yankee Homecoming Planning its 60th Year
Newburyport Daily News – Home Grown Festival
Yankee Homecoming Chairman Plans New Events
Artisan Revival Library Presentation

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