Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 21-0579    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/27/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/4/2021 Final action: 5/4/2021
Title: Pass the ordinance to establish temporary traffic controls for the 2021 Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 31 and issue a Special Event permit subject to all state and local Executive Orders and CDC guidelines
Attachments: 1. Parade Traffic Control Plan, 2. Parade Ordinance
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

ACTION REQUESTED:
title
Pass the ordinance to establish temporary traffic controls for the 2021 Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 31 and issue a Special Event permit subject to all state and local Executive Orders and CDC guidelines
body

DEPARTMENT: City Clerk's Office

SUBMITTED BY: Dawn Portner, Special Events Coordinator

BOARD/COMMISSION REVIEW:
N/A

BACKGROUND:
The Memorial Day Parade, an annual event sponsored by VFW Post #3873 and American Legion Post #43, is scheduled for Monday, May 31, 2021.

DISCUSSION:
COVID-19 Protocols
The 2021 parade is being organized to adhere to local and state Executive Orders and CDC guidelines. Details are listed below.

Approximately 60 veterans will start at the VFW and walk or ride to the Webster Street bridge. There will be a brief memorial ceremony at the Dandelion Fountain. Additional ceremonies at military memorials around Naperville will follow.

In addition to veterans, additional participants are limited to:
1. 30 Boy Scouts
2. 30 Legion Riders

All five local high school bands and the Naperville Municipal Band have been invited to participate. Each will be stationary and placed at designated locations on the south side of Jackson Avenue. No more than 50 members each will be in attendance.

Approximately 25 flag holders will be staged on the north side of Jefferson Avenue.

NCTV17 has been invited to live stream the parade in an effort to minimize spectators along the route.

The Route
The route for the parade, including specific temporary traffic control information, is depicted on the attached map. The parade route streets will be closed intermittently from 8:45 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. To manage this, the parade participants will be spaced so the Police Department may close Jackson Avenue for short intervals to allow for safe crossing. This method has been successfully implemented for other parades. The streets of the parade route will be opened to vehicular traffic and the...

Click here for full text