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Brentwood Council Likley to Approve $44,000 in Services for CornFest

by ECT

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During tonight’s Brentwood City Council meeting, the Council will likely approve a Resolution Authorizing the City to provide $44,397 worth of services for the 3-day event.  The Chamber of Commerce will then reimburse the city after the event.


The Memorandum of Understanding between the City and the Brentwood Chamber CornFest Fund, Inc. regarding the 2013 CornFest is similar to last years MOU with a few updates to cost and event details.

This allows for the city and Chamber to understand their roles while allowing the city to have some additional control of the event for safety reasons–it really is a nice partnership. The event is scheduled on July 12-14.

Here is a quick overview of the staff report on this item.

The event draws 30,000 people from all over the region to the City of Brentwood each year. The event provides significant revenue for the Chamber to continue its annual programs and projects that support Brentwoods business community. The MOU has been in place since 2006.

This year’s MOU is relatively the same as the 2012 version. This year Chamber is requesting the hours of operation on Friday night be extended by 15 minutes to attempt to spread out the impact typically observed on local roads at the conclusion of the fireworks show. If the CornFest attendees know the event extends past the fireworks show. they may be inclined to leave the event later and not impact the roadways all at once. The extended hours of operation will not include extended hours for alcohol sales.  The observed alcohol cut-off of 9:30 p.m. will still be in effect. This year CornFest will be open from 3 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. on Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday.

The costs for City services outlined in the MOU are estimated at $44,397.68 and will be reimbursed by the Chamber, under the terms and conditions of the MOU for the 2013 CornFest.

Here is a breakdown of the major costs:

  • Parks and Recreation Services: $2,204—Brentwood would cover a portion leaving CornFest responsible for reimbursing $1,402.88
  • Police Services: $35,994.80 (estimate)
  • Public Works Services; $7,000

During last years CornFest, 659 folks came together to set a new world record for shucking corn at the same time. Unfortunately, the record was broken a few months later.

According to the Staff Report, the City will invoice the Chamber no later than August 30, 2013.

Full Staff Report

EastCountyToday tips our hat to both the City of Brentwood and the Brentwood Chamber for its planning of this wonderful 3-day event.

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Dirty D May 14, 2013 - 11:21 am

How come Brentwood is the only city that charges an entry fee for the festival. Who would want to go hang out in a dirt field when its 105 our??.

B-Wood May 14, 2013 - 10:10 pm

I agree. The Cornfest has been going downhill for a few years now. Not sure it will ever be the same since they moved it out of the downtown/park area. Sad.

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