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File #: O-13-22    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 3/18/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/28/2022 Final action: 4/25/2022
Title: Sidewalk Caf? - Defined - For the purpose of modifying the definition of sidewalk cafe.
Sponsors: Elly Tierney, Ross Arnett
Indexes: Economic Matters Committee
Attachments: 1. O-13-First Reader, 2. O-13-22 Staff Report, 3. Fiscal Impact Note, 4. O-13-22 SIGNED.pdf


Sidewalk Café - Defined - For the purpose of modifying the definition of sidewalk cafe.



City of Annapolis


Ordinance 13-22


Introduced by: Alderwoman Tierney

Co-sponsored by: Alderman Arnett


Referred to

Economic Matters Committee



AN ORDINANCE concerning


Sidewalk Café - Defined


FOR                     the purpose of modifying the definition of sidewalk café.


BY                     repealing and reenacting with amendments the following portions of the Code of the City of Annapolis, 2022 Edition




SECTION I:                     BE IT ESTABLISHED AND ORDAINED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the Code of the City of Annapolis shall be amended to read as follows:



Chapter 7.42 - SIDEWALK CAFÉS

Section 7.42.010 0 Sidewalk café - Defined - Permit required.


A.                     A person shall not construct, maintain, use or operate a sidewalk café without first obtaining a permit as provided in this chapter.

B.                     An application for a sidewalk café permit shall be made to the City Clerk on forms provided by the City Clerk. The application shall be made by the operating establishment.

C.                     A sidewalk café permit shall be for one year from May 1st in each year until the following April 30th, except that, for the 1996-1997 term, the permit shall be valid from the date on which the permit is issued, even if prior to May 1, 1996. The holder of a permit shall pay an annual fee as established by resolution of the City Council. The annual fee shall be paid with the original permit application and with the request for renewal of the permit.

D.                     For purposes of this chapter, “sidewalk café” means any area situated on a public sidewalk, AND, AS AUTHORIZED BY A LEASE WITH THE CITY, ANY ADJOINING PUBLIC STREET, where food, refreshments, and/or beverages are sold by a restaurant, delicatessen, ice cream shop or coffee shop (hereinafter "operating establishment") for public consumption at tables or counters located on the sidewalk fronting the operating establishment. Sidewalk cafés shall operate only as authorized pursuant to this chapter.



SECTION II:  AND BE IT FURTHER ESTABLISHED AND ORDAINED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that this ordinance shall take effect from the date of its passage.




UPPERCASE indicates matter added to existing law.

Strikethrough indicates matter stricken from existing law.

Underlining indicates amendments.