Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 7162   Event: Barn Dance Fundraiser
Application Date: 06/01/2023    Event Date: 10/07/2023
Organization: Friends of Laughing Buck Farm   Phone: 9705686217
Address: 3724 N County Road 13
Contact 1 Name: Rosemary Graff
Address: 3724 N County Road 13
Fort Collins CO 80524
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name: Rosemary Graff


Event Information

Permit Type(s): Private Land
Website: https://www.friendsoflaughingbuckfarm.org
This event will be held on our farm: 3724 North County Road 13 Fort Collins, CO 80524

Community Barn Dance Fundraiser includes square dance with live caller (recorded music) and lots of family farm fun. -The Barn Dance will be held in our arena. This is an outdoor event. We are calling it a barn dance to indicate the types of dances we will do, not where we will be dancing. - All aspects of the event will be conducted on private property. - Most parking will be on private property. - Porta-Potties and hand washing stations will be provided at the location. - Trash receptacles will be available at multiple locations - There will be a food truck on site for food and beverages - All participants and guests will remain outdoors - Event will finish before sunset

Estimated Participants: 150   Estimated Spectators: 30

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

   Sat. 10/07/2023: 2 PM - 6:30 PM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 06/22/2023
"Emergency Plan- Friends of Laughing Buck Farm.docx" provides the Emergency Plan for the Barn Dance Fundraiser planned for Oct. 7, 2023. (LC Permit # 7162)

2. Date Submitted: 06/22/2023
"Friends of Laughing Buck Farm- Oct7-Map of Event-Permit7162.pdf" is an updated map of the event, providing the information requested in the instructions.

3. Date Submitted: 07/18/2023
7/18/23- adding the Certificate of Insurance

4. Date Submitted: 08/04/2023
8/4/23 - adding an updated parking-walking map per the request of the Planning Department

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

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Status: Approved

Comments: Approved for barn dance outdoors with alcohol served off deck. None of the buildings are approved for commercial/assembly use nor is use of property as a whole. At least one portapotty and one handwashing station must be accessible to people with disabilities.

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Code Compliance

Status: Approved

Comments: There is an existing Code Compliance case on this property. The property owner is working with the Planning Division to obtain the required approvals. An application needs to be filed by the end of this month. If an application is not submitted, the special event permit will not be approved. I have put the status of "more information needed" until Monday, July 3rd. If an application is received, the status will be changed. If an application does not come in, the event will be denied until an application is received. 8-1-2023 -- All required planning documents have been submitted and I am therefore lifting the "More Info Needed" to approved.

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Colorado Division of Wildlife

Status: Approved


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County Clerk and Recorder

Status: Approved

Comments: Our office has reached out to the applicant regarding the process for applying for a special event liquor license. Thank you, Elizabeth 6/21/2023 This has been approved Deirdre

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Status: Approved

Comments: I know we received some concerns from neighbors prior to the event last year regarding parking. We did not receive any after the event so you must have worked the issues out?

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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: --The application indicates food will be provided by a mobile food truck. The food truck operator must hold a 2023 Colorado Retail Food License. --Please ensure potable water is provided for attendees at the event. Drinking water shall be from a public, treated water supply (which can be transported and dispensed in clean and sanitized food grade containers, or commercial bottled water). --An adequate number of portable restrooms shall be provided for the event, with at least one being ADA compliant. It is understood that the property is supported by a septic system which is not designed to accommodate an event of this capacity, and therefore the residence bathrooms shall not be used as part of the event. For this event attendance and duration with alcohol service, a minimum of 3-4 portable restrooms is recommended. --Please ensure at least one hand washing sink is provided in the portable restroom area and at any food service area. The hand washing stations must be adequately stocked with soap, paper towels, a waste bin and wastewater collection bucket (if applicable). --Please note that Larimer County has a Noise Ordinance limiting sound levels during the day and evening for events. The property is 7.3 acres but there are homes within a few hundred feet. Music and/or participant noise shall be limited to prevent noise levels from exceeding 55 decibels at the property lines from the hours of 7am-7pm and 50 decibels from 7pm-7am. Since the event is over the weekend, complaints regarding noise disturbances would be directed to the Sheriff's Department. If not already doing so, please notify neighbors of event and provide contact information so that they may notify owners to resolve issues before contacting the sheriff. --Please ensure an adequate number of trash receptacles are provided throughout the event site. --Please lightly apply water to any dirt access and parking areas the day of the activities to help control dust for the attendees and to prevent any off-site transport of dust to neighbors. --Thank you for submitting an emergency action plan. Per the plan, staff and volunteers will be informed of the plan prior to the event. It is understood that staff with CPR/first aid training will be present.

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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 make sure that your food truck vendor has received an inspection from PFA or Northern Colorado Fire Marshals Association.

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Risk Management

Status: Approved

Comments: Thank you.

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Status: Approved

Comments: You must contact Sheriff Admin staff at 498-5108, 1 month prior to the event to schedule law enforcement support if needed.

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Final Disposition


HI Rosemary,

Congratulations! Your special event permit application has been approved.

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

Have fun and much success!