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Parks & Public Spaces

American Kennel Club

WHEREAS, An application has been received at The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation from the American Kennel Club (AKC), who propose to conduct a special event in Madison Square Park on Saturday September 20, 2008; and

WHEREAS, This proposed not for profit, educational event, known as Responsible Dog Ownership Day, has previously been conducted in Madison Square Park annually since 2004; and

WHEREAS, The event has been proposed to be conducted beginning at 11:00 AM, ending at 3:00 PM, and will involve set-up beginning at 7:30 AM and clean-up to be completed at 5:00 PM; and

WHEREAS, The event will be located along the walkway in the southwest side of the park near the dog run, and in the large graveled area adjacent to the Shake Shack; and

WHERAS, This event is open to the public, there will be no charges for either participants or spectators, nor food being sold; and

WHEREAS, The applicant is insured for this event, and will provide on-site security; and

WHEREAS, There is a requirement for amplified sound at this event, for which the applicant is expected to obtain necessary permits; and

WHEREAS, There will be fifteen Meet the Breeds ® tables, among the planned activities proposed are demonstrations on Safety Around Dogs for Kids, and participants may bring their own dogs – on a leash – to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen ® test; and

WHEREAS, AKC has committed that a $5,000.00 donation will be made to the Madison Square Conservancy, and these funds are to be used specifically for the dog run, considered to be a unique aspect of this park that greatly serves the community; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application by the American Kennel Club for the Responsible Dog Ownership Day event in Madison Square Park for Saturday September 20, 2008.

The above resolution passed  by a vote of 31 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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