Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 5671   Event: Timberline Church Annual Horsetooth Baptisms
Application Date: 10/10/2019    Event Date: 07/24/2020
Organization: Timberline Church   Phone: 970 482-4387
Address: 2908 Timberline Road
Contact 1 Name: Bonny Sirios
Address: 2908 Timberline Road
Fort Collins CO 80525
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name: Brent Cunningham
Address: 2908 Timberline Road
Fort Collins CO 80525
Email: Send email

Event Information

Permit Type(s): Parks and Open Spaces
Website: http://www.timberlinechurch.org
Type of Event: Other
Horsetooth Reservoir

Timberline Church would like to reserve the South Bay Pavillion for our annual Horsetooth Baptisms from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 25th, 2020. We will provide a certificate of liability insurance for this date when the application is approved. All areas will be cleaned up and left in as good or better condition than we found them.

Estimated Participants: 100   Estimated Spectators: 100

Food / Alcohol:
  Food is being served: NA
 Alcohol is NOT being Served

   Sat. 07/25/2020: 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 02/03/2020
We would like to change the date from Saturday, July 25th to Friday, July 24th. This will also require a time change. We would like to change our reservation to 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. The rest of the information should be accurate. I can have the insurance company send a certificate of liability as soon as the application is approved.

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

Email the Special Events Coordinator regarding this application.


Status: Approved


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Status: Approved

Comments: At this time (June 16, 2020) Larimer County is still in a pandemic response. Public Health Orders are changing frequently and unknown for this Life-Rite event on July 24, 2020. Public Health (PH) Orders currently do not allow for group outdoor recreation and public gatherings over 10 people, so the proposed 100 people would not be permitted. There is a draft proposal for outdoor public events that is currently under review that may be posted by the end of the week with a change in public gathering numbers.

At this time, events over 10 people but less than 50 (11-50 people), are required to submit a written Gathering Plan to the Health Department’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for approval. Life Rites ceremonies such as religious ceremonies, shall refer to the Life-Rite Venue guidance document and request approval to operate by submitting the online form. The guidance document and online form are provided on the following website:

Gatherings of up to 50 may be allowed if all of the following provisions can be met:
=Detailed plans on the space or area used for the gathering or event and controls that will be implemented to maintain 6 feet distancing requirements;
=Face coverings must be required and plans should outline how the requirement will be communicated to participants and enforced during the event;
=The plan must include methods used to register attendees so that contact tracing may occur if necessary;
=Susceptible populations will be strongly recommended to refrain from participating in any public gathering during the Safer at Home phase;
=Gathering size will be re-evaluated on June 30 to determine when larger gatherings will be able to resume.

As previously stated, the public gathering numbers are being re-evaluted, so please continue to monitor Larimer County's Coronavirus (COVID-19) response website for local restrictions that may differ from the Governor and Colorado Department of Public Health. Though an approval for this Planning Special Event Application is provided today, this is event is subject to the restrictions of the PH Orders in place at the time of the event. Websites for the latest information on community events, face coverings, and physical distancing are provided below.

Larimer County COVID-19 response:

If there are questions about COVID-19 and Public Health Orders, please contact the Joint Information Center:
Call with questions: 970-498-5500
Text questions: 970-999-1770
We will do our best to respond within 4 hours during the day.
Open Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

If you are interested in receiving the latest information related to COVID-19 in Larimer County, text the word COVID19LC to 888777.

Colorado COVID-19 updates:

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Larimer County Emergency Management

Status: Approved

Comments: Please ensure you have procedures in place for severe weather monitoring and alerting.
Thank you.

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Parks & Open Lands

Status: Approved


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Poudre Fire Authority

Status: Approved


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Risk Management

Status: Approved

Comments: Received certificate of insurance via email & approved.
Thank you

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Status: Approved


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Final Disposition


Hi Bonnie and Brent,

Congratulations! Your special event permit application has been approved.

"Your approved event shall comply with all Center for Disease Control, State of Colorado and Larimer County Health Department guidelines and rules for social distancing and maximum crowd size that are in place at the time of the event".

Please print out the permit and have it available for the duration of the event.

Have a great day!