The city is recruiting for seasonal jobs and seven Fraze-related resolutions are set to be addressed by Kettering council tonight. They cover a variety of issues, ranging from paying for music licensing fees, advertising, and rental of lighting, music and sound equipment, according to city records.
The 2020 Fraze season was canceled, as were other popular Kettering summer activities due to the coronavirus.
The $2.9 million measure would allow Schwieterman to “negotiate and enter into contracts for entertainment” for the planned season.
Another item, estimated to cost $432,000, would give him the authority to contract Light Fantastic Inc. of Dayton for services and equipment “as may be needed on a per show basis with the option to renew…for four additional seasons,” records show.
DeWine earlier this month amended an order to allow outdoor entertainment venues to admit up to 30% of their fixed, seated capacity.
He also said all COVID-19 health orders will be lifted when Ohio’s cases drop to 50 cases per 100,000 people for two weeks. Just prior to his announcement, the state’s ratio had dipped to 179 per 100,000 population, about 550 fewer than it was in early December.
Kettering has spent months lining up “possible performers while closely monitoring COVID conditions and protocols,” Schwieterman has said.
The July 1 target is not only for the Fraze, but “the entire season activities,” Kettering Parks Recreation and Cultural Arts Director May Beth O’Dell said.
Kettering traditionally has held several free festivals and events at Lincoln Park Civic Commons next door.