Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 7150   Event: Paddler's Pub
Application Date: 05/02/2023    Event Date: 07/14/2023   Thru: 07/23/2023
Organization: Mountain Whitewater   Phone: 970-419-0917
Address: 1329 N Us highway 287
Contact 1 Name: Brad Modesitt
Address: 1329 N. U.S. Highway 287
Fort Collins CO 80524
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name: Lindsey Modesitt

Email: Send email

Event Information

Permit Type(s): Private Land
Website: http://www.RaftMW.com
Parcel number: 9834110701

We would like to run our business as we have for the last ten 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 5-10, Saturday 5-10 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. 300 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. 4 port o potties will be used 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: 10   Estimated Spectators: 300

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

   Fri. 07/14/2023: 5 PM - 10 PM
   Sat. 07/15/2023: 5 PM - 10 PM
   Sun. 07/16/2023: 3 PM - 7 PM
   Mon. 07/17/2023: 5 PM - 10 PM
   Tue. 07/18/2023: 5 PM - 10 PM
   Wed. 07/19/2023: 5 PM - 10 PM
   Thu. 07/20/2023: 5 PM - 10 PM


Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

Email the Special Events Coordinator regarding this application.


Status: Approved

Comments: As noted on Special Event applications for this site for many years, the way the applicants have "run our business . . .for the last ten years" has been out of compliance with county land use, building and health codes. This is an unapproved use, not a non-conforming use. The house is not approved for any commercial use and is not disabled-accessible and may not be used in any way for the special event or the rafting business. Adequate portapotties and hand-washing stations shall be provided, including at least one of each being an accessible unit. The existing landscape stage may be used. Any new stages or temporary permits are subject to building permit requireements.

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Code Compliance

Status: Approved

Comments: As the Building Division stated: "As noted on Special Event applications for this site for many years, the way the applicants have "run our business . . .for the last ten years" has been out of compliance with county land use, building and health codes. This is an unapproved use, not a non-conforming use." These events will not be approved in the future.

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Colorado Division of Wildlife

Status: Approved

Comments: Please secure all trash in a secure location or bear proof containers until it is removed from the premises.

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County Clerk and Recorder

Status: Approved

Comments: The area where the event is being held already holds a liquor license. A special event liquor license is not needed. Thank you, Elizabeth 7/11/2023

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Status: Approved


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Flood - Larimer County

Status: Approved

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

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Status: Approved

Comments: ***Please note that we are approving the 2023 special event permits with the understanding that the Site Plan Review under 21-ZONE2903 Mountain Whitewater Amended Special Review #3 will be completed and proper building permits obtained to install permanent facilities for future operations avoiding the need for future Special Event permits. --As noted in our previous comments for #7140, the current residence on the property includes plumbed restrooms but is not approved for use as a commercial structure for access by the public as it has not received building department approval for this use. In addition, the septic system is not properly sized to accommodate commercial wastewater flows. --Under a special event permit from the County, the applicant is allowed to utilize portable restrooms for the event. For the proposed 310 people for 8 hours with alcohol service, a minimum of 9-10 portable restrooms would be required with no use of the residence/office restrooms by the public. --At least one of the 9-10 restrooms shall be of accessible/enhanced access design. --A minimum of one hand wash station with soap, paper towels, waste bin, and waste water bucket (if applicable to design) shall be provided for every 5 portable restrooms. For 9-10 portable restrooms, this would require 2 hand washing stations. --Covered trash receptacles shall be provided throughout the event site and at the portable restrooms. --If food will be provided, food vendors must hold a 2023 Colorado Retail Food License or 2023 Larimer County Temporary Food License. Only limited beverage service is allowed as the site does not hold a Retail Food License. Beverages may be served in cans, bottles or dispensed into disposable cups from a keg, bottle, etc. --In previous years of the event, it was noted that the pub planned to offer light snacks. Only commercially prepared, non-potentially 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 Larimer County Noise Ordinance will apply. A maximum of 55 decibels is allowed from 7am to 7pm at the event site property lines, and 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


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Status: Approved


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Poudre Fire Authority

Status: Approved

Comments: Please review requirements for tents on the PFA website. https://www.poudre-fire.org/online-services/apply-for-permits/tent-permit

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Risk Management

Status: Approved


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Status: Approved

Comments: No issues.

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Final Disposition


Brad and Lindsey,

Your special event permit application for the July event has been approved.

Print the permit and have it available for the duration of the event.

I will be sending an email with additional information with regards to this event.