Bellingham Event Guide v.2

Bellingham Parks & Recreation Leisure Guide

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14 If full recycling and food waste services are provided, then one 60 gallon tote for garbage will service approximately: 400 people (per meal) 600 people (just snacks) (Estimates courtesy of SSC-Inc) Event staff are responsible for the condition of portable toilets and waste receptacles and must maintain all waste receptacles during permit hours and dispose of all debris off-site. In addition, event organizers are responsible for cleaning up litter at the end of each event day. This includes any streets, sidewalks, parking lots, staging areas, parks, etc. that are used for event activities. Failure to clean up after your event may result in additional charges. Security Crowd Control Events which anticipate a large number of attendees may be required to hire security service. This service may be provided by either a licensed private company or off-duty Bellingham Police officers, to be determined during the application review process. This may depend on the number of attendees, alcohol service/beer garden, music, time of day, experience of staff, or other information necessary for the Police Department to weigh the potential risks of the event. (See Fee Schedule for fees for off-duty officers.) Overnight Security Although the City does not require overnight security for multiple day events, it is highly recommended. Event organizers may hire off- duty Bellingham police officers or private security services for this purpose. Some facilities may require additional permissions for overnight security. Beer Gardens A minimum of two (2) security or police officers are required for most beer/wine/liquor gardens. The total number of officers will be calculated to insure compliance with State and local laws, including staffing at each exit/entry to ensure that no alcoholic beverages are removed from or brought into the garden. A waiver of this requirement may be approved by the Bellingham Police Chief if the specific conditions of the event are not anticipated to warrant security staffing. Signs/Markings A sign includes any sign, pennant, flag, banner, inflatable display, chalk or other attention- seeking device intended to advertise the event or elements of the event. Temporary event signs may be erected the morning of the event and must be removed immediately after the event has ended. "No Parking" signs are not included in this definition; see Parking topic area for more information. Temporary event signs may be placed in the following locations: On private property, with the property owner's written permission; On unpaved, non-landscaped, unimproved public right-of-way areas where they will not impede or obstruct vehicular or pedestrian traffic or create traffic obscuring hazards; On landscaped strips between sidewalks and paved roads which are not adjacent to parks or other public property; and/or In downtown information kiosks, with the approval of the Downtown Bellingham Partnership.

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