Written by MARK JAEGER
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 19:05
Officials say guidelines could head off problems for popular summer series
Live at the Triangle, the free summer concert series held in Saukville’s Veterans Park, has been playing to rave reviews with local music lovers.
To ensure that the good times keep rolling without problems, the Saukville Village Board approved a formal policy last week for vendors and sponsors.
Village Administrator Dawn Wagner said the policies were written by the board of directors of the concert series to spell out expectations and rights.
“The only thing that spurred the adoption of this policy is the success of the concert series,” Wagner said.
As the concerts become increasingly popular, organizers were concerned that there was a greater risk of there being a disagreement over what should be allowed by vendors.
The policy explains there are three levels of sponsorship for the concert series — Level 1 with donations of $100 to $499, Level 2 with donations to $999 and Presenting Sponsors for gifts of $1,000 or more. Increasing levels of corporate recognition are offered for higher sponsorship levels.
Following what has been accepted practice for the concerts, vendors of food and merchandise must also be at least Level 1 sponsors.
They must be from the village or surrounding area, and no vendors will be allowed to sell similar products.
Dealers are not allowed to walk through the crowd soliciting sales, including raffle tickets.
In the event a vendor needs a state license to sell certain items, a copy of the license must be provided to the concert board.
Political or religious advertising is not permitted.
A written purpose statement also stresses that the concert series is not intended “to provide a public forum for distribution of information related to or discussion of public issues.”
The series debuted in 2008. This year’s schedule of concerts has yet to be announced.