Solicitors, market managers banned in Ashwaubenon during Lambeau Field events
By Kevin Boneske
AHSWAUBENON – A village ordinance amendment to prohibit solicitors and market managers from operating on days of Green Bay Packers home games or other events at Lambeau Field was approved Tuesday, Sept. 25, by the Ashwaubenon village board.
Village Attorney Tony Wachewicz informed board members the permit applications for solicitors and market managers already include specific language that they are prohibited from operating on those days, though that wording wasn’t included in the village code.
“This would not apply to direct sellers, which are those permit holders who have a specific location on game days,” Wachewicz said. “Really it’s for ease of enforcement, and we would really like to see people get their own direct seller’s permit.”
Wachewicz previously noted before the village’s Public Works and Protection Committee that the purpose for prohibiting solicitors is because they are more mobile, or transient, in nature and possibly difficult to track and locate on days of Packers games when the resources of the Public Safety Department are limited and have to be prioritized.
He also pointed out that market managers, such as those who are in charge of farmers markets, can have multiple sellers underneath them, making it a challenge to track on a game day.
The ordinance amendment applies throughout the village, not just in the vicinity of Lambeau Field, when licensed solicitors and market managers would be prohibited from operating on days of Packers home games or other events at Lambeau Field.
However, the wording added to the village code does not pertain to events at the Resch Center or Capital Credit Union Park, the new multi-purpose stadium being built south of the village hall.