Chapter 5.50


5.50.010    Definitions.

5.50.020    Special event license required.

5.50.030    Application.

5.50.040    Minimum requirements for special event license.

5.50.050    Special event license fee.

5.50.060    Appeal of denial, suspension, or revocation of license.

5.50.010 Definitions.

A. Special Use. A “special event” is a use, business, carnival, community sponsored activity, art and craft fair or similar function that intends to operate on a temporary basis within the city of Chelan on public or private property.

B. Temporary. For the purpose of this section only, “temporary” means no more than three consecutive days for a maximum of three times in a calender year. (Ord. 1246 § 1 (part), 2002).

5.50.020 Special event license required.

A special event business license shall be the only business license required for the activity to operate. This license will not be required for a transient business, parade, hawker, peddler, religious activities or beer and wine gardens. However, any and all other state, federal, and/or local permits required to operate the special event must be obtained prior to operation. (Ord. 1246 § 1 (part), 2002).

5.50.030 Application.

Applications for a special event license shall, at a minimum, include the following:

A. Proposed location of special event.

B. A detailed description of the type of special event.

C. Contact person’s name, phone number and address, including phone number available during operation of the special event.

D. The time frame of the special event.

E. The information requested in Section 5.50.040. (Ord. 1246 § 1 (part), 2002).

5.50.040 Minimum requirements for special event license.

A. A special event shall only be allowed in commercial and public lands and facility zones.

B. Prior to commencing operation, the event site shall be inspected by the fire chief and any other official deemed appropriate by the city administrator to insure the protection of the public health, safety and welfare.

C. A special event that is located on city right-of-way or city property shall first submit a street closure permit (only for right-of-way use) and proof of liability insurance with coverage in the amount of one million dollars per occurrence. Said insurance shall be provided by an insurance carrier approved by the city and in a form approved by the city, shall name the city of Chelan as an additional insured, and provide that the insurance not be canceled without prior written notice to the city. In addition, the applicant shall execute an agreement to indemnify, defend, and hold the city harmless from any liability associated with the operation of the special event.

D. If the special event is to be on city-owned property, the applicant shall provide a waste management and restoration plan to the city administrator. The city administrator may require a bond or cash deposit to insure the site is restored to its original condition prior to the special event. The amount of the bond or cash deposit shall be determined by the city administrator.

E. A Chelan-Douglas health district permit shall be posted on site for any use that provides beverage and/or food service.

F. The applicant shall provide a trash receptacle and bathroom plan to the city administrator for review and approval prior to the issuance of a special event license.

G. The applicant shall provide, at the request of the city administrator, a parking plan. The city administrator may require that the parking plan be implemented prior to issuance of the special event license. (Ord. 1246 § 1 (part), 2002).

5.50.050 Special event license fee.

The special event license fee is set by city resolution. (Ord. 1246 § 1 (part), 2002).

5.50.060 Appeal of denial, suspension, or revocation of license.

In the event a license under this chapter is denied, conditioned, suspended or revoked, the applicant or licensee may appeal the decision under the uniform code enforcement, Chapter 2.80. (Ord. 1501 § 12 (Exh. I), 2015: Ord. 1246 § 1 (part), 2002).