Bellingham Event Guide v.2

Bellingham Parks & Recreation Leisure Guide

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5 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) It is the event sponsor's responsibility to comply with all City, County, State and Federal accessibility requirements, including the ADA. The ADA mandates equal access to facilities, services, and programs for persons with a disability. This may include providing a clear path of travel to and on sidewalks, maintaining designated ADA parking and accessibility to restrooms. Visit the City's ADA General Information Page for additional resources: https://www.cob.org/gov/access/Pages/ada- information.aspx Amplified Sound The City of Bellingham regulates public disturbance noise under Bellingham Municipal Code 10.24.120. This ordinance defines the types of sound and music that may be considered a nuisance and subject to enforcement. Additional consideration is provided for sound occurring within the Fairhaven and Downtown entertainment districts. Any specific conditions related to noise, such as hours of amplified sound, will be outlined in the Special Event permit. Amplified music in City parks must not exceed 2 hours and must end before 9 p.m. Maritime Heritage Park, Depot Market Square, and the Fairhaven Village Green facilities managed by the City Parks and Recreation Department allow amplified music which is audible over 50-feet. Other facilities may allow public address systems or concerts that comply with the public disturbance noise ordinance. The best way to handle a noise complaint is to avoid one in the first place! Be a good neighbor and provide advance notice to adjacent property owners/users. Most complaints are reported when the noise level is unreasonably loud, has been going on for a long period of time, or takes place outside of permitted hours. Annual Events City facilities and resources are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis not more than one year prior to the proposed date. When more than one applicant requests the same date, time and/or venue, priority will be determined by the Mayor. Banners The City's banner program allows for the display of artwork, public service announcements, or event announcements in pre-approved locations to promote events within the City of Bellingham. Banners must be non-religious and non-political in nature and be approved through a separate banner permit. Reservations are made on a first-come, first- serve basis and will be accepted up to one year in advance and no sooner than six months in advance of the first day of the month the banner will be installed. Banner General Requirements Race Starting Line, John Kienast Jr.

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