Artisan Designation for TVL…At Last!

In a recent development during a license and permit oversight committee meeting, Artisan designation for a city’s Transient Vendor’s License has now been proposed. This is the first time in Newburyport’s history that an artisan designation for a vendor’s license has been considered. This is a milestone achievement.
Details are still being negotiated and will be posted on this blog as soon as possible. Look for a floor debate, and or vote on Tuesday evening during the city’s next city council meeting.
Stay tuned for more details shortly.
Dear Members of the Committee on Licenses & Permits:
Again, I apologize for having to miss your meeting, tomorrow evening.  I would like to propose the following two changes from the April 8 draft:
  • Up to three (3) licenses in Inn Street, provided that … at least one (1) such license shall be made available solely to vendors of art, crafts, or other artisanal wares, merchandise, or goods, to the exclusion of any food or beverages.”
  • I added Councillor Devlin as a co-sponsor.
Because you haven’t met yet, I realize that the April 8 version is the one that will go into the City Council packet, today.  However, I do intend to make this as a floor amendment on May 30.
​Thank you for your consideration.​

Section 9-114
 No more than a total of three (3) full-season licenses, or their equivalent in cumulative duration, at Inn Street, Inn Street Playground (Map 004-Lot 002), and Inn Street Mall (Map 004-Lot 030 [portion]), provided that: (i) at least one (1) such license shall be made available solely to vendors of art, crafts, or other artisanal wares, merchandise, or goods, to the exclusion of any food or beverages, and (ii) no such license shall allow vending in, from, or by means of a parked vehicle or Food Truck.
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