Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 4576   Event: Paddler's Pub
Application Date: 03/26/2019    Event Date: 05/31/2019   Thru: 06/09/2019
Organization: Mountain   Phone:
Address: 1329 N US Hwy 287
Contact 1 Name: Brad Modesitt
Address: 2411 n shields st
fort collins CO 80524
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name: ben costello
Address: 1329 N US Highway 287
Fort Collins CO 80524
Email: Send email

Event Information

Permit Type(s): Private Land
Website: http://www.RaftMW.com
1329 North US Highway 287
Parcel Number : 9834110701

We would like to run our business as we have for the last nine years. Having music on weekends has been very popular for our local rafting guests and the surrounding neighborhood. Many locals book their trip with the plan to stay afterwards and listen to music. These musical performances are free and open to the public which the local neighborhoods love. We are trying to improve the designated blight zone in this area and the residents applaud those efforts. We would like to have music on Friday 6-10, Saturday 5-9 and Sunday 3-7pm. With 12.77 acres of commercial land it is easy to conform to the noise code.
1. No roads will be affected
2. No special water requirements will be needed
3. The number of employees will remain the same as for regular operations of the business
4. 500 people max will be allowed
5. Alcohol will be served and we have a valid Beer and Wine license
6. No temporary structures will be added for the events
7. No surrounding lands or properties will be impacted
8. The event will be run exactly as the rafting and pub have been for years
9. 6 port o potties will supplement the existing bathrooms
10. No special signage is necessary
11. I am the property owner and agree to let Mountain Whitewater and Paddler’s Pub to use the property.
The remaining dates and times are the same as the other Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Estimated Participants: 500   Estimated Spectators: 0

Food / Alcohol:
  Food is being served: VENDOR
 Alcohol IS being served.

   Fri. 05/31/2019: 11 AM - 11 PM
   Sat. 06/01/2019: 11 AM - 11 PM
   Sun. 06/02/2019: 11 AM - 11 PM
   Mon. 06/03/2019: 11 AM - 9 PM
   Tue. 06/04/2019: 11 AM - 9 PM
   Wed. 06/05/2019: 11 AM - 9 PM
   Thu. 06/06/2019: 11 AM - 9 PM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 04/16/2019
an updated insurance certificate that is valid for one year

2. Date Submitted: 04/25/2019
alcohol will only be beer and wine and used in the licensed premises.

The valid insurance certificate is 4576_ACORD_Form_20190416-162329-7.pdf

All required setbacks will be conformed to from roads to ditches

Best practices will be used to not destroy wetlands

The temporary tent structure will be certified through PFA

The dirt area of the site can accomodate over 250 cars. We expect that people will carpool with 3-4 passengers. We expect 50-75 people to bike or walk.

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

Email the Special Events Coordinator regarding this application.


Status: Approved


Email Building


Status: Approved


Email CDOT

Code Compliance

Status: Approved


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Colorado Division of Wildlife

Status: Approved


Email Colorado Division of Wildlife

Colorado State Patrol

Status: Approved


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County Clerk and Recorder

Status: Approved

Comments: We have received notice of your Land Use special event permit application that indicates that you intend to serve alcohol at your event. A special event liquor permit application must be submitted to the Clerk and Recorders office no less than 30 days prior to your event. The application and requirements may be found at https://www.larimer.org/clerk/recording/liquor/special-events. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Thank you.


The applicant has notified the Clerk & Recorder Department that alcohol is ONLY being stored, sold, and consumed within a currently liquor licensed premise. No County Special Event Liquor Permit is required.
Thank you.


Email County Clerk and Recorder


Status: Approved


Email Engineering


Status: Approved

Comments: Under a special event permit from the County, the applicant would be allowed to utilize portable restrooms. For the proposed 500 people with alcohol service, a minimum of 7 portable restroom would be required.

At least one of the 7 restrooms shall be of accessible/enhanced access design.

A minimum of one hand wash station with soap and paper towels shall be provided with the portable restrooms.

Covered trash receptacles shall be provided throughout the event site and at the portable restrooms.

As in the past, only limited beverage service is allowed without a Retail Food License. Beer and wine, as well as nonalcoholic beverages may be served in cans, bottles or dispensed into disposable cups from a keg, bottle, etc.

It was noted that a food vendor will be on-site. Please ensure that food vendors are only in the form of a mobile food truck or a push cart/pull trailer and possess a 2019 Colorado Retail Food License.

The pub will also offer light snacks. As indicated during previous health dept interactions, only commercially prepared, nonpotentially hazardous/shelf-stable, individually packaged items (candy bars, chips, pretzels, nuts, jerky, etc) that are shelf-stable (refrigeration not required) may be sold. Patrons may order take out/delivery from other retail food establishments if the owner allows outside food.

The grills on-site shall only be for customers' private use.

Larimer County Noise Ordinance will apply. A maximum of 50 decibels is allowed from 7pm to 7am at the event site property lines. The event coordinator shall mitigate noise to ensure that decibels do not exceed the limit.

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Larimer County Emergency Management

Status: Approved


Email Larimer County Emergency Management

Parks & Open Lands

Status: Approved


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Status: Approved

Comments: The property is zoned FA-Farming:
The required setbacks for this zone district are 25-feet from the front (street/road), however since this property fronts on Hwy 287, the required setback for structures is 100-feet from the right-of-way centerline. The side setback is 5-feet and the rear setback is 10-feet. All temporary structures including port o potties should meet these setbacks.

The Little Cache La Poudre Ditch runs through the property along the northeast side. No temporary structures should be located within any ditch easements.

Larimer County mapping shows Class 4 wetlands on most of the property. Best management practices should be used to mitigate negative impacts to wetlands.

The property is not located within a FEMA designated floodplain.

The application notes that no temporary structures will be added for this event, but the site plan notes the location of a tent and port o potties, please clarify and note the proposed setback from the Hwy centerline and property lines.

The maximum number pf participants is noted as 500 max. Please note the approximate number of parking spaces in the dirt/gravel overflow parking area and other parking area on-site.

Additional information received via email 4/25/19 addresses temporary structure setbacks and parking.

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Poudre Fire Authority

Status: Approved

Comments: I will email a copy of our tent and outdoor festival requirements. Periodic inspections may occur and you will need to be in compliance with these requirements.


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Poudre Valley Hospital

Status: Approved


Email Poudre Valley Hospital

Risk Management

Status: Approved

Thank you.

Email Risk Management


Status: Approved


Email Sheriff

Final Disposition



Your special event permit has been approved.

Please print the permits and have them available for the duration of your approved event.