Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 5734   Event: Paddler's Pub
Application Date: 03/06/2020    Event Date: 06/05/2020   Thru: 06/14/2020
Organization: Mountain Whitewater   Phone: 970-419-0917
Address: 1329 N. U.S. Highway 287
Contact 1 Name: Brad Modesitt
Address: 1329 N. U.S. Highway 287
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: https://www.raftmw.com
Parcel Number : 9834110701
1329 N US Highway 287

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

Estimated Participants: 500   Estimated Spectators: 0

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

   Fri. 06/05/2020: 11 AM - 10 PM
   Sat. 06/06/2020: 11 AM - 10 PM
   Sun. 06/07/2020: 11 AM - 10 PM
   Mon. 06/08/2020: 11 AM - 10 PM
   Tue. 06/09/2020: 11 AM - 10 PM
   Wed. 06/10/2020: 11 AM - 10 PM
   Thu. 06/11/2020: 11 AM - 10 PM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 03/23/2020
updated liability information. The policy does not renew until 4-22-20 at which point the new policy can be forwarded to you.

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

Email the Special Events Coordinator regarding this application.


Status: Approved

Comments: Although the rafting business and pub have operated on this site for years, they have never obtained the required building permits and Certificates of Occupancy, despite many discussions between county staff and owners over the requirements to fully legalize this operation.

Since the home does not meet the requirements of a commercial building and commercial bathroom, it may not be used as part of this Special Event. At least one of the portapotties provided for sanitation purpose must be handicap accessible.

Stages/platforms should be designed for a minimum 100 psf live load and a 131 mph Ultimate Design Wind Speed.

Tents require review and approval by Poudre Fire Authority.

Approval may not be granted for future Special Events if applicants fail to obtain building permits as needed.

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Status: Approved


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Code Compliance

Status: Approved


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Colorado Division of Wildlife

Status: Approved


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Colorado State Patrol

Status: Approved


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County Clerk and Recorder

Status: Approved

Comments: If alcohol is ONLY being stored, sold, and consumed within the currently liquor licensed premise and in a way inclusive of the license held, no County Special Event Liquor Permit is required.
Thank you.


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Status: Approved


Email Engineering


Status: Not Reviewed Yet


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Larimer County Emergency Management

Status: Approved

Comments: Approval is contingent upon the current COVID-19 Pandemic and its status at this time.

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Status: Not Reviewed Yet


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Poudre Fire Authority

Status: Approved

Comments: Requirements for the tent and any hot food vendors/food trucks will be sent via email.

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Poudre Valley Hospital

Status: Approved


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Risk Management

Status: More Information Needed

Comments: Thank you, once the renewal certificate is updated this application will be reviewed for approval.

The certificate that is attached expired in 2018, please provide a certificate of insurance with general liability limit no less than $1,000,000 per occurrence / $2,000,000 general aggregate. The certificate of insurance must name Larimer County as the certificate holder (Larimer County Risk Management 200 W Oak St Suite 4000 Fort Collins, CO 80525) and list Larimer County as an additional insured. Please note that Larimer County does not accept additional insured language that limits additional insured status to that which is “required by contract”, however, "by agreement" is an acceptable addition.
Thank you.

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Status: Approved


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