Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 7119   Event: Rocky Mountain Smiths Blacksmithing Conference
Application Date: 03/28/2023    Event Date: 06/15/2023   Thru: 06/18/2023
Organization: Rocky Mountain Smiths   Phone: 970-227-8328
Address: 1932 1st St, Berthoud, CO 80513
Contact 1 Name: Dan Nibbelink
Address: 1932 1st St
Berthoud CO 80513
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name: Scott Kretschmer
Address: 196 Mule Deer Dr
Loveland CO 80537
Email: Send email

Event Information

Permit Type(s): Private Land
Website: http://www.rockymountainsmiths.org
Parcel number: 9412005701
1932 1st St, Berthoud, CO 80513

Rocky Mountain Smiths annual conference. Forging demonstrations by professional blacksmiths using coal fires in forges. Group forging projects and forging competitions by attendees. Fire extinguishers at each work station. Evening lighting in work areas. Designated parking areas. Three port-a-pottys. On site camping.

Estimated Participants: 60   Estimated Spectators: 10

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

   Thu. 06/15/2023: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
   Fri. 06/16/2023: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
   Sat. 06/17/2023: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
   Sun. 06/18/2023: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 03/30/2023
Site map updated: 2023 RMS Conf map dwg 2.jpg Only building on property that will be used is the south room of the barn. One tent, 40'x30', no stage. Event is not a fund raiser; fees collected only cover expenses. Emergency plan: Person in charge - Scott Kretschmer. Communication: cell phone and bull horn. Berthoud Fire Department has been contacted. Three porta-pottys including one ADA, and a wash station will be provided. Rocky Mountains Smiths is a non-profit, EIN 84-0998672

2. Date Submitted: 04/02/2023
The south room of the barn will be used for displays of the artist's work and items for the silent auction. There will be accessible parking on the south side of the barn. The portapottys (standard and accessible) will also be on the south side of the barn. We have been in contact with Berthoud Fire and will follow up regarding tent and operational permits for blacksmithing activity.

3. Date Submitted: 04/05/2023
Copy of participant waiver attached - RMS waiver,docx

4. Date Submitted: 04/05/2023
We have met with the Berthoud Fire Marshal Joe Jaramillo. tent or operational permits not required. They will inspect the tent when it is set up the day before the event.

5. Date Submitted: 04/10/2023
Parking spaces: A: between house and barn - 27 B: Handicap, south of barn - 4 C. South of "pond": 15 camping and 30 vehicles D. Overflow 60+, south of "C" Participants and spectators are mostly one and the same; no separate parking.

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

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Berthoud Fire

Status: Approved

Comments: 2021 IFC Section 3103.2 Tents > 400 sq. ft. require a Fire Dept. permit. 2021 IFC Section 3103.12 two identified & clearly marked (exit signs) exits are required for the tent in question. 2021 IFC Section 3104.2 Document required identifying "Flame Propagation Performance Testing & Certification." 2021 IFC Section 307.2 Open Burning (forges excluded) require a permit from Larimer County Health & Environment. 2021 IFC Section 503 requires access / maintain access road open (fire lane).

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Status: Approved

Comments: How will the south room of the barn be used? For blacksmithing, or other activities? Will there be accessible parking and a route to the accessible portapotty and event activities? Please check with Berthoud Fire whether they will require tent permits or operational permits for blacksmithing activity.

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Code Compliance

Status: Approved

Comments: Code Compliance is approving this application, but no research has been completed to determine if there may be building or zoning code violations.

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Colorado Division of Wildlife

Status: Approved


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Status: Approved


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Flood - Larimer County

Status: Approved

Comments: This parcel is not within the regulatory floodplain, so there are no applicable floodplain regulations for this project.

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Status: Approved

Comments: Questions: -How many camping sites are designated for the event? -What is the plan for potable water for the event attendees/food trucks? Notes: -The conference website indicates that several food trucks will be onsite for lunch and dinner and notes that breakfast burritos will be available Saturday and Sunday. Please note all food vendors are required to hold a 2023 Colorado Retail Food License or a 2023 Larimer County Temporary Food License. All food licenses must be obtained prior to the event. The Event Coordinator can also find the Event Coordinator Application and Event Vendor List for food service on our website for submission prior to the event: https://www.larimer.gov/health/environmental-health/food-safety-program. -Drinking water shall be made available during the event. Water must be from a public, treated water supply (which can be transported and dispensed in clean and sanitized food grade containers, or commercial bottled water, for example). -Ensure trash cans are provided in adequate numbers around the event site, especially near portable restrooms and food service/seating areas. -Three portable restrooms are proposed for the event, one of which is ADA compliant. One handwashing station will be provided. Based on attendance and duration of the event with overnight camping accommodations, this appears that it will be adequate. Please note that the handwashing station must be adequately stocked with water, soap, paper towels and a waste bin at all times. -The Larimer County Noise Ordinance applies to this event and location. A maximum of 55 decibels is allowed from 7am to 7pm, and a maximum of 50 decibels is allowed from 7pm to 7am at the event site property lines. The applicant must ensure methods are in place to limit disturbance and impacts to neighboring properties resulting from the event. The ordinance can be viewed here: www.larimer.org/policies/noise.htm. -Please ensure all volunteers are familiar with the emergency communication plan. -Ensure adequate lighting is provided in parking areas and pathways for vehicle and pedestrian safety after dark (such as path to portable restrooms).

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Larimer County Emergency Management

Status: Approved


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Status: Approved


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Risk Management

Status: Approved

Comments: Thank you

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Status: Approved


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Final Disposition


Good Morning Dan and Scott,

Congratulations! Your special event permit application has been approved.

Approved subject to the notes and conditions provided by Berthoud Fire and the Larimer County Health Department.

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

Have fun and be safe!