Mayor Randy Bateman cast the tie-breaking vote at Monday nightâ€™sÂ Common Council meeting regarding the location of the Harborfest midway. Tom Van Schaack, executive director of Harborfest, requested to use the marina parking lot along Lake Street for the midway again this year.
At its meeting this week, the Physical Services Committee paved the way for three tall ships to visit the Port City next month. The full council will also consider allowing Harborfest to use the same location as last year for its midway.
On Wednesday, the city hosted an informational meeting among city officials, Harborfest representatives and the general public to discuss plans to once again locate the festival’s midway at the marina parking lot north of Lake Street. Some residents oppose the idea. However, most who spoke Wednesday favored the plan.