City Officials Discuss Rally To Recover Event

The Rally To Recover Jamestown has a new location that has been approved by city fire and building inspection officials.

On Monday, the Public Safety Committee once again discussed the event designed to attract people who need help ending their battle with addiction. Last week, the committee heard from Chanda Germain and Adrian Smith-Madden, who are organizing the event that will include music, national speakers, food vendors and tables of information on recovery and other topics.

The event will take place Saturday from 1-11 p.m. at the Sherwood Arts Complex, located at 1060 E. Second St. Scheduled musical performances included Smackdab, Rem One, Bill Ward Music and Amanda Barton.

The Public Safety Committee turned down the event application when it was first proposed to be held at the Goranson Bandshell in Allen Park.

Because of safety issues like parking and the event being held after the park is closed and after dark, the committee didn’t approve the application.

Following the Public Safety Committee meeting last week, Vince R. Liuzzo came forward and offered to host the rally at his Sherwood Arts Complex located at the former Dahlstrom building. On Monday, Chet Harvey, city deputy fire chief, said he has been working with the event organizers to make sure the new location meets all the safety codes. He said there will be a fire watch posted at the event. He added the fire watch has been trained by the department. Harvey also said that city officials have determined the maximum occupancy for the facility will be 99 people.

“They have agreed to all of our conditions,” Harvey said.

Because the event is being proposed at a new location, the Public Safety Committee didn’t need to approve an application for the event.