Brooklyn Center Residents Need Special Permit For Big Gatherings
The city of Brooklyn Center wants to give residents an early heads up about a special events permit needed for large outdoor gatherings of 50 or more people on private and public property.
“We’ve had a lot of complaints of people with really loud music in the parks and this was one of the ways to regulate that size of events,” said Barb Suciu, assistant city manager and city clerk, Brooklyn Center.
This will be the second year the city has enforced a special events permit.
Brooklyn Center made the decision after receiving feedback from residents and city officials.
“It’s something that is on everybody’s radar, including the police and the fire and public works, so they know if there’s going to be an additional cleanup that weekend,” stated Suciu.
Non-Profits Exempt From Permit Fee
The cost of the special events permit is $100.00.
Residents should submit applications to the city clerk’s office at least 45 days prior to the event so city staff have a chance to review the information.
“We send it out to all of the different departments such as fire, community development, police and public works so that everybody is aware of what’s happening,” explained Suciu.
The outdoor gatherings may also be advertised in the citywide newsletter to alert residents of a large event coming up.
To learn more about Brooklyn Center’s special events permit, you can visit the city’s website.
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