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Burr Ridge formalizes procedure for special events applicants

Published: Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 1:08 p.m. CDT

BURR RIDGE – The Burr Ridge Village Board passed a special events ordinance at its July 22 meeting to formalize the village’s approval process for the planning, development and implementation of special events in the village and to add proper notification of affected parties. 

There is no fee to obtain a special event permit.

According to the ordinance, any event held on village property that is deemed to significantly impact the village, that requires street closures, the closure of parking facilities and/or the use of village-owned property, is considered a special event that requires a permit.

Schools and park districts are exempt from the permit requirement provided the event is limited to its property. Street closure requests for block parties do not need Village Board approval, but should instead be submitted to the village administrator along with a petition signed by 75 percent of the affected residents.

Event organizers must submit a completed application to the village administrator no less than 120 days prior to the event. If approved, permit applicants will be required to send a reminder notification to the affected property owners two to three weeks before the event.

For more information, call 630-654-8181.

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