Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When special events are held in our community, there is a drain
on tax-supported services such as police, DPW, etc. How do other communities
prevent this from happening?
To partially address the problem, consider adopting a special events
policy and/or ordinance. We can send samples from other communities. Sometimes
a permit or license is required and a fee is charged. The permit application
can require the applicant's plans for police and fire protection, health
and sanitation facilities, parking facilities, electricity needed, etc.
Permits from other agencies may be required health department,
etc. Proof of insurance coverage is usually required. At least one special
events ordinance in our files requires the applicant to reimburse the
city any costs incurred by the city as a result of the event, unless waived
by the city council. Please send the League Information Service copies
of your special events policies and/or ordinances. Some sample ordinances
are available on this web site.