[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of East Hampton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The provisions of this article are to ensure the public's health, safety, welfare and property during the instance of a special event. No part of this regulation shall create an undue burden on any nonprofit, civic organization, for-profit business, or religious organization. The Town of East Hampton has many organizations that hold special events that require additional notification of all the branches of emergency services and regulatory agencies in order to ensure safety.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- EMERGENCY SERVICES
- Refers to the East Hampton Police Department, Fire Department and Ambulance Association.
- The individual(s) and/or organization(s) that sponsors the special event.
- REGULATORY AGENCIES
- Shall include but is not limited to the Health Department, Building Department and Fire Marshal.
- SPECIAL EVENT
- Any public gathering, other than the normal operation of the hosting organization, of more than 1,000 persons assembled at one time for one particular event.
No organization or business shall be assessed a fee for their application. Family events and reunions shall be exempt from the provisions of this article.
The host must complete a special events application form and provide it to the Town Manager's office a minimum of five business days prior to the event occurring. There will be no fee associated with the application and all applications shall be approved unless identified below in § 271-5 or the event is deemed unsafe or in violation by a head of any of the emergency services and/or regulatory agency in accordance with any Connecticut General Statute.
Editor's Note: A copy of the special events application form is on file in the Town offices.
In the instance the host(s) fails to provide an application form in the following format will be followed for penalties:
In the instance that a fine is levied on the host of an event, they will have the opportunity to appeal the fine. Appeals will be directed, in writing, to the Town Manager's office and will be heard by an appeals review committee consisting of:
The appeals review committee decision shall be made in writing and will be final and binding.