Nevada County Supervisors are kicking the can down the road, otherwise known as an Outdoor Festival Ordinance, by sending the ordinance back to committee for another revision. The item was up for a second reading and a vote at their meeting this morning (Tuesday), but there is still no consensus among board members. Supervisor Ed Scofield doesn’t hide his opinion that the ordinance isn’t quite there yet .
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Supervisor Hank Weston said a ruling that any events where money is exchanged need to get a permit would hinder non-profits and political fundraisers, and Supervisor Richard Anderson said his colleagues were moving off course.
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And Supervisor Terry Lamphier says events should be excluded if they involve immediate family members.
During public comment Bob Gore of Rattlesnake Road said his major concern about the ordinance is no mention of private roads.
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Lori Berkhart Frank who lives on Crooked Arrow Lane, says her neighbor likes to have large solstice celebrations that she promotes on Facebook.
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The Ordinance was originally proposed to give the Sheriff’s Department some enforcement tools when outdoor events become a nuisance to neighbors.
Board Chair Nate Beason, sensing the Board was nowhere near a consensus appointed Supervisors Richard Anderson and Hank Weston to work together on a revised Outdoor Events ordinance.