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(A) It shall be the responsibility of the organizer of the event to contact the County Sheriff, County Department of Emergency Services, and County Volunteer Fire Department in regards to the public safety needed. It shall be the responsibility of the Sheriff and Chief of Emergency Services to determine the proper staffing of the event, based off of the application submitted.
(B) The County Administrator will estimate for the organizer the fees to be paid for the public safety needed.
(C) Organizers will pay to the county the fees and costs as outlined in a schedule approved by the Board of Supervisors from time to time. One hundred percent of the estimated amount of fees shall be due and payable at least 24 hours in advance by certified check. The remainder of the fees and costs, if any, are due upon issuance of a final invoice after the conclusion of the outdoor music festival, concert, or event, and paid within 30 days of the date of the invoice. Any excess paid fees so determined shall be refunded within 45 days after the conclusion or after cancellation. Overdue payments will accrue interest at the statutory judgment rate. Failure to pay in a timely fashion may be considered a reasonable basis to deny future permits.
(D) Events deemed non-profit or charitable in nature may submit to the Board of Supervisors in their application, a request to waive all or partial fees associated with public safety. Such request for waiver shall include all information necessary for the Board of Supervisors to determine that the event is non-profit or charitable in nature. Waivers are given in the discretion of the Board of Supervisors.
(E) At the conclusion of the event, the Sheriff and the Chief of Emergency Services will submit to the County Administrator the actual hours provided and actual costs, and the County Administrator will invoice the event organizer for the balance due or any refund.
(F) For events whose estimated fees are greater than $1,000, the Board of Supervisors may require a bond or other surety acceptable to the Board of Supervisors for the balance of the estimated fees.
(Ord. passed 10-11-2018) Penalty, see § 110.99