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Any individual, club, organization or association desiring to use a park, or a portion of a park, for a use not otherwise permitted by a section of this Code of Ordinances, must apply for and receive a special permit, under the following conditions:
(a) If the event or use is a money-raising affair, whether to cover costs of operation or for profit, the individual, club, organization or association shall file an application with the Recreation Director, and pay to the Recreation Director a fee, as established from time to time by the City Council. The application, among other information, must designate the park, or portion of the park, desired, where ticket sales will be set up or money is to be collected, and how much per person or other unit of measurement, the location of which shall be under the control of the City Manager. The fee for the permit may be waived or refunded, at the discretion of the City Manager.
(b) If an individual, the club, organization or association desires to allow participants to possess or consume alcoholic beverages during the use or event applied for, then the individual, club, organization or association shall file an application with the Director of Public Safety, and pay an application fee at City Hall, as established from time to time by the City Council. The application, among other information, must designate the expected number of participants, the hours, during the event, during which alcohol will be consumed, and the methods used to prevent possession or consumption by minors and non-participants. The Director of Public Safety shall then submit a recommendation regarding the approval of the permit to the City Manager. Upon receipt of the application and recommendation, the City Manager may approve the special permit for alcohol possession or consumption. No permit shall be issued for possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages having a higher alcoholic content than beer or wine. In addition to the application fee, the City Manager may require reimbursement for law enforcement and other City services related to the event. The method of collecting and calculating this fee shall be described in the special permit for alcohol possession or consumption.
(Ord. 09-2005-02. Passed 11-1-05; Ord. 463. Passed 10-7-08.)