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Leprechaun Days Vendors Affected by State Shutdown

Leprechaun Days vendors who were unable to obtain state electrical permits will get a price break from the city.

Leprechaun Days is only a few short days away. This 10-day long celebration begins on Friday and runs through Sunday, July 31. However, that is a little too soon for vendors participating in the festival.

Due to the state government shutdown, vendors are unable to obtain the required electrical permits from the state and, instead, must purchase them through the city. On Tuesday, the City Council voted to decrease the permit fee for vendors from the usual $55 to match the state fee of $35 for this year only.

Leprechaun Days committee members were on-hand to discuss festival plans with the council. A full schedule is available at the Rosemount Events website.

A food drive will be conducted at all events throughout the 10 days to benefit local foodshelves. The committee is still looking for a number of volunteers to help collect food donations prior to the parade on Saturday, July 30.  

Volunteers also are needed to help cleanup after the Dakota County mounted police horses. 

Interested volunteers may call Maureen at 651-423-4603.

In other business, the council approved the final plans for the first 29 lots in the Prestwick Place 2nd Addition development.

The developer, D.R Horton will continue to work with city staff to finalize architectural standards for the homes. 

Ken Coy July 20, 2011 at 12:09 PM
What is the difference between the state permit and the city permit? If a vendor gets a permit from the state, is it good throughout the state for a specified time? Or is it only good for a particular festival? Do vendors have to get a state AND a city permit? Or will one be sufficient?

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