Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 4593   Event: Paddler's Pub
Application Date: 04/16/2019    Event Date: 07/12/2019   Thru: 07/21/2019
Organization: Mountain Whitewater inc.   Phone: 970-419-0917
Address: 1329 N US Hwy 287, FC, CO 80524
Contact 1 Name: brad Modesitt
Address: 2411 N Shields St
Fort Collins CO 80524
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name: brad Modesitt
Fort Collins CO 80524
Email: Send email

Event Information

Permit Type(s): Private Land
Website: http://www.RaftMW.com

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. 07/12/2019: 11 AM - 11 PM
   Sat. 07/13/2019: 11 AM - 11 PM
   Sun. 07/14/2019: 11 AM - 11 PM
   Mon. 07/15/2019: 11 AM - 9 PM
   Tue. 07/16/2019: 11 AM - 9 PM
   Wed. 07/17/2019: 11 AM - 9 PM
   Thu. 07/18/2019: 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.

3. Date Submitted: 05/25/2019
insurance with Risk Mangement listed is attached

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

Email the Special Events Coordinator regarding this application.


Status: Approved

Comments: This event is approved based on the conditions detailed below. There may be no new temporary structures and the use may be unchanged from prior years, but it is of record that the use has never received final approval from county planning nor do most of the "temporary" or permanent structures used for the rafting business or special events have proper permits or certificates of occupancy.

The special events must be accessible to people with disabilities, including designated, striped and signed handicap parking and access aisles, an accessible path to all primary function areas (accessible seating for listening to music, accessible restrooms, food and beverage purchases. If existing restrooms inside a house or shed never permitted for a change of occupancy to a commercial use are not accessible, at least two of the portable toilets must be the accessible kind.

The stage must be designed to hold minimum 100 pounds per square foot live load.

Email Building


Status: Approved


Email CDOT

Code Compliance

Status: Approved


Email Code Compliance

Colorado Division of Wildlife

Status: Approved


Email Colorado Division of Wildlife

Colorado State Patrol

Status: Approved


Email Colorado State Patrol

County Clerk and Recorder

Status: Approved

Comments: Will any other type of alcohol other than beer and wine be served at this event? And will alcohol be stored, served or consumed at all outside the Beer & Wine Licensed premise?


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


Status: Approved

Comments: The property is zoned FA-Farming according to the Assessor, however the property was rezoned to PD

Since this property fronts on Hwy 287, the required setback for structures is 100-feet from the right-of-way centerline. All temporary structures including port o potties should meet this setback. Recommended setbacks from other property lines is a minimum of 25 feet.

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: See comments from previous permit applications.

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Poudre Valley Hospital

Status: Approved


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Risk Management

Status: Approved

Comments: Thank you.

Email Risk Management


Status: Approved


Email Sheriff

Final Disposition


Hello Brad,

Your special event permit application has been approved.

You will need to print the permits and have them available for the duration of your event.