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Board Action Request
18-0538


Item Description:
Use of skyway level for a marriage ceremony event to be held on Thursday, February 14, 2019 in anticipation of Valentine's Day
Resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners authorizes the Fourth Judicial District Court and the Hennepin County Resident and Real Estate Services Department to hold a noon-hour marriage ceremony event on the skyway level of the Hennepin County Government Center on February 14, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and requests the Communications and Facility Services departments to make the appropriate arrangements.

Background:

This is the seventh annual free marriage ceremony event held on the skyway level in connection with Valentine's Day and is a collaboration between the Fourth Judicial District Court and the Hennepin County Resident and Real Estate Services Department. Pre-registration for all couples is required with registration commencing on January 24, 2019, by contacting District Court via Spenser.Bickett@courts.state.mn.us for information. District Court will reserve wedding times for the couples and coordinate their ceremonies with participating judges. They will also advise couples to obtain their marriage license at a Hennepin County Service Center in advance of the ceremony. Additional information will be available on both the District Court and Hennepin County websites.


This event spotlights positive outreach to the citizens of Hennepin County about the Fourth Judicial District Court and the Hennepin County Service Center located in the Government Center. Up to twenty Fourth Judicial District Court judges will volunteer to perform up to forty marriage ceremonies at no charge for couples providing properly completed documents in accordance with state law.

Recommendation from County Administrator: Recommend Approval