Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Celebrating the community in Binghamton will get a little more costly in the New Year, and a little more involved.
It was a unanimous vote to approve a new event permit process at the final Binghamton City council meeting of the year.
Many of the changes affect the cost of obtaining a permit and application deadlines.
"We want to make sure everything runs smooth and have everything in place so people can run an event very smoothly in our city," said Jerry Motsavage, (D) Binghamton City Council.
It's been about 30 years since any changes to event permits have been made.
Now the fee for hosting an event is $25, up from $10.
A banner hanging fee increased from $10 to $50.
There is a $10 additional charge per day if an event runs for more than one day.
"There's just a minimal fee increase, it's very minimal, and we don't want to discourage any events we don't want anyone to get pushed away. Like we said we want all of the events to happen in the City of Binghamton," said Motsavage.
Interested parties will have to have the full permit application in 35 days before the event. There will be a $20 per day late fee assessed each day it's late.
The new permit process will take effect January 1.