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Ripon farmers market wine tasting request
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Wine tasting as part of the farmers’ market scene?

The Ripon City Council will consider just that at tonight’s 7 p.m. open session at the city hall Council Chambers, 259 N. Wilma Ave.

The Farmers’ Market Committee will unveil its plan that calls for allowing a different vendor at each event to do wine tasting at Stouffer Park during those six weeks of summer. The farmers market, though, will still be downtown.

If all goes accordingly, vendors would be allowed to sell bottles of their wine to those attending the event.

A special event permit would also be needed for the wine-tasting event.

In other agenda items:

• An ordinance that allows the council, on a case-by-case basis, to waive or reduce fees for the Ripon Consolidated Fire District or any public agency, for that matter, will be introduced. City Administrator Kevin Werner is scheduled to prepare an assessment of the fiscal impact, if any.

• Public Works Director Ted Johnston will give an update regarding damaged sidewalks in his report.

• Soroptimist International of Ripon and Melinda Shaw, president of Marissa’s Closet, are requesting permission to place their respective signs in downtown at Stockton Avenue and Second Street. Both are looking to advertise their upcoming golf fundraiser.

• Council could direct staff to release the request for proposal for the North Pointe Planning District specific plan. Included is turning this 190 acres of unused land (east of Highway 99, Jack Tone Road and Fulton Avenue) into a vibrant, mixed use area.

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