Ruckus Over Fees Before City Council Tonight

Haverhill City Hall. (WHAV News file photograph.)

Organizers of the upcoming annual downtown Haverhill “River Ruckus” event are asking city leaders to either waive fees for police and fire details as well as the costs for a one-day liquor license, or that the city pay those fees.

Team Haverhill Vice President and “River Ruckus” co-chair Tim Jordan is making the request before the Haverhill City Council Tuesday night. They are expected to vote on Team Haverhill's application for a permit to hold the “River Ruckus” event September 6 in the public parking lot behind the Tap restaurant and on the nearby boardwalk.

The estimated total cost based on last year's expenses amount to $2,740. Their plans are subject to approvals by police and the Haverhill License Commission. The Haverhill City council meets at 7 p.m., Tuesday night in council chambers at Haverhill City Hall.