Bellingham Event Guide v.2

Bellingham Parks & Recreation Leisure Guide

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16 plan must comply with Department of Transportation regulations, and include a detailed description and map of the following: Name and date of event Street closures Start/finish lines, if applicable Event route(s), if applicable Detour route(s) Parking areas (See Parking for more information) Traffic control devices (i.e. Road Closed barricades, directional signage, etc.) Police posts Monitor posts A preliminary Traffic Control Plan must be submitted with the initial Special Event application. During the application review process, City staff will provide guidance to help develop the final Traffic Control Plan, which must be approved prior to permit issuance. Pre-approved routes (which include lists of necessary materials and staffing) are also available, which may expedite the review of your application. For additional guidance on Traffic Control Plans, see the template attached to the end of this guide. Volunteers In order to ensure a successful event, volunteers must have general knowledge of the schedule, event layout, what is expected of them, and how to handle emergencies. Communicating this information to your volunteers will make the event and their experience more enjoyable. When using minors as volunteers, event sponsors should be familiar with the following: www.lni.wa.gov/WorkplaceRights/Teen workers/Prohibited/ WAC 296-125-030 Prohibited and Hazardous Employment - All Minors WAC 296-125-033 Prohibited and Hazardous Employment - Special Restriction for Minors Under the Age of 16 All volunteers Should remain sober throughout their shift. Should understand emergency protocol. Should dress appropriately for assigned duties. Road Closures/Route Monitors/Parking Attendants Volunteers working in the public right-of-way must be 16 or older and are required to wear safety reflective vests while on duty.

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