Updating Event Permit Regulations

By Kelly McCarthy

Updating Event Permit Regulations

December 11, 2012 Updated Dec 11, 2012 at 7:20 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Approval may not come as easy for those looking to host an event in Binghamton. And it may be more expensive.

Binghamton City council held another work session to discuss the questions on a new amendment to event permits.

Main topics of concern are insurance requirements, application submissions, and permit fees.

The council first suggested using a tier system based on the draw of a particular event.

"I think we're going to shy away from that , it's going to be one standard fee and maybe with just a little additional items if electricity is needed or something to that effect, but we're going to keep it very simple," said (D) Binghamton City Council member Jerry Motsavage.

Current fees for permits are $10 regardless of the event's size.

A final decision isn't expected until sometime next week.

Any changes won't take effect until after the new year.

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